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Pictures from our cell phones may be a stalker's dream

Most of us don't check in on Foursquare or facebook from our homes because we don't want everyone to know our home address.

How many of us realize that the pictures that we upload to the internet may be giving away that very information?

Pictures taken with our cell phones are equipped with something called geotagging.  This means that when we upload it to the web someone can use certain programs to pinpoint the exact location where the photo was taken.

This is actually useful technology for when we are taking pictures at a listing or for certain localism type posts but not when we are sharing personal information.

If I take a picture of my kids at my home and post it on facebook someone can use geotagging to pinpoint my exact home address - I find this frightening!

This is a stalker's dream.  If someone uploads picture instantly from their telephone then someone could locate you in a matter of seconds.

It is possible to turn off this feature on your phone.

For I-phones - go to settings, then general, then location.  You can then turn off location services for the camera. will give information about how to turn off this feature for other types of phones.

If you or someone you know would like information about buying, selling, or renting a home in Prince George's, Montgomery,  Charles, Calvert, Anne Arundel, Howard, and/or Baltimore Counties please contact Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh of Century 21 New Millennium.


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Comment balloon 4 commentsDr. Stacey-Ann Baugh • February 01 2011 07:52PM


This is a great blog. I unfortunately am one of those that likes to sign into my locations for fun like sporting events, when I'm at the office, a closing, the gym etc but NEVER when I'm at home.

Posted by Andres Munar, Experience The Difference (Keystone Alliance Mortgage ) almost 8 years ago

Oh my I sign into facebook from home all the time but I do not do the mobile picture thing. Its getting scary out there isnt it?

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) almost 8 years ago

What a wonderful blog!  It sure is getting very scary with all the different ways technology can be used.  Thanks for a great re- blog!  Have a great week!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 8 years ago

Wow, this is terrifying.  Technology in the wrong hands.....scary.  I am going to re-blog and link it on facebook.   Thanks for the information and for looking out for your family, your clients and your friends!

Bridget "Maryland Mortgage Mama" McGee

Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) almost 8 years ago

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