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Mustang
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When Adam Savage, host of the popular science program “MythBusters,” posted a picture on Twitter of his automobile parked in front of his house, he let his fans know much more than that he drove a Toyota Land Cruiser.

Embedded in the image was a geotag, a bit of data providing the longitude and latitude of where the photo was taken. Hence, he revealed exactly where he lived. And since the accompanying text was “Now it’s off to work,” potential thieves knew he would not be at home.

Web Photos That Reveal Secrets, Like Where You Live - Yahoo! Finance
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CARLA
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Post by CARLA »

Idiot ...!! Wake up people what you publish on the internet will be known world wide. Doesn't matter if that wasn't what you intented or not. No site Facebook, twitter, my space, youtube you name it is safe if you go in knowing that then OK. :)
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Kathy Ellen
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Very scary indeed Mustang. Thanks for letting us know this.
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Mustang;1327183 wrote: When Adam Savage, host of the popular science program “MythBusters,” posted a picture on Twitter of his automobile parked in front of his house, he let his fans know much more than that he drove a Toyota Land Cruiser.

Embedded in the image was a geotag, a bit of data providing the longitude and latitude of where the photo was taken. Hence, he revealed exactly where he lived. And since the accompanying text was “Now it’s off to work,” potential thieves knew he would not be at home.

Web Photos That Reveal Secrets, Like Where You Live - Yahoo! Finance


So did they nick his car? :yh_rotfl
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Post by valupum »

It's possible switch off geotagging, or to remove the embedded geotags with this utility to delete metadata.
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Post by Snowfire »

Be very careful what you put on the net. Its there for all to see. Companies employ people to track down all the info they can on potential employees, using the information on their CV and surfing through the social networks amongst other things. Never post anything you might be embarrassed about in the future
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