Monday, January 17, 2011

Geotagging Safety - A Few Things to Think About

As many of you know we at Light strive to educate our clients as much as possible so they can make the best choices with their photography, gear, software, workflow, etc. In the same spirit, I attached a relatively recent Army training presentation concerning Geotagging safety.

There are some amazing advances in technology these days and they have been applied fairly aggressively with social networking and sharing applications. Cool stuff but sometimes there are some things going on behind the scenes that you may or may not want.

The discussion below is from an operational, military perspective but it applies to most folks. I have shown it to a few people so far and most made some immediate changes to their phones, cameras, and more.  Not trying to make anyone paranoid but good information.

Feel free to shoot me an email at Hal@Lightworkshops.com if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or feedback.

GeotaggingSafety Army  



Fiat Lux!

2 comments:

  1. I've also heard that thieves can use the Tag to locate who has expensive camera equipment at home. Also who may be out of town by tracking uploads to social sites.

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