Parenting Tips

Prudent parenting in the age of digital photography

David Barnard of App Cubby has a great post up, sharing his thoughts on how to responsibly handle things like GPS geo-location information in photos, to protect his children's privacy while not giving into technophobia or paranoia.

What’s even more alarming is that most of my photos are taken with an iPhone, which means they have GPS data embedded. I’ve always been leery of the cost and security implications of backing up photos online, so short of my computer having been hacked none of those photos have ever been exposed online. But now with iCloud and other automatic backup solutions, any photo I take is uploaded almost instantly.

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Daily Tip: How to turn off GPS geo-location for iPhone photos, protect your privacy

Curious how to turn-off the GPS geo-location information your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad can store in the photos you take? Geo-location can be a handy feature to keep track of where you took travel photos, but it can also raise privacy concerns, especially if you ever lose your iOS device, or someone decides to start tracking you -- or your child -- via pictures posted online.

iOS will ask you to opt-in to the location for the Camera app the first time you launch it, but if you later change your mind, it's simple to opt-out of and turn off.

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