CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A picture is worth a thousand words but did you know that some of today's pictures are also pin-pointing your exact location? When you take a photo on most smart phones or digital cameras you get an added bonus called a geotag. It might broadcast your exact location when posting pictures on sites like Twitter, Blogs, Facebook, Craigslist, or photo sharing sites.
Take this quick quiz to see if you can guess how many photos are uploaded to Facebook alone each day?
ANSWER: 100 million (and growing!)
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY FIND HELPFUL:
PROTECTING YOURSELF: For other tips on internet protection, go to http://www.cyberangels.org/
GEOTAGS: To see what a geotag looks like, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Geotagging_gThumb.png
MAP CREATED WITH GEOTAGGED PHOTOS: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/examples/google_photo_map.html
HOW THEY FIND YOU: To see how cybercreeps might find you, go to this link to see how many people can be geolocated on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ICanStalkU
TURN OFF: For tips on how to turn off geocoding photos: www.ICanStalkU.com
VICTIM RESOURCES: If you believe you are a victim of stalking, please go to the Department of Justice website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/help/stalk.htm