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OPSEC - Your Photos and Their Metadata

Your smartphone pics can be used to track you
Monday, July 22, 2013, 10:17 PM

If you didn't know already, most GPS-enabled devices (smartphones, etc) that take pictures and video store a lot of additional data for each file/picture captured. This is called metadata.  Be aware that this information can be accessed when pictures are uploaded for the world to see.  Take precautions to limit your exposure and protect you privacy and loved ones.  Here is an article that discusses this issue more.

http://www.edthatmatters.com/is-your-pic-metadata-giving-you-away/