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Safeguard smartphones against geotagging

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A model demonstrates a Nexus One smartphone.

By Sharon Osorio


Buffalo, NY – They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but it might also be worth one exact location.

If you're a smartphone user, or if a smartphone user has taken a photo of you or your child, the location of the place where you snapped that shot, might be packed into the picture. It's called geotagging, and it could put you or your family in a dangerous position.

WBFO'S Sharon Osorio talked to John Shehan executive director of the Exploited Children Division at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.