Why You Should Reconsider Geotagging Digital Photos

Are the photos you are posting to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites giving viewers too much information? If you have geo-tagging turned on for your digital photos, you may be broadcasting more than you know and in this age of cyber-stalking, you may want to strongly consider turning off geo-tagging permanently on your mobile devices and cameras.
 

As a parent of two small children, the thought of inadvertently posting where my kids live, where their favorite park is and where they go to school definitely made me rethink the whole idea of geotagging my photos. (Thankfully I turned this off a while ago when I upgraded to the iPhone5) Geo-location can certainly be helpful for keeping a digital footprint of where you have been for traveling and organizing your photos, but it also raises privacy concerns, especially if you ever lose your phone or someone decides to start tracking you or your kids based on photos posted online.
 
Continue reading