iPhone's geo EXIF data is a security issue?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Graaah, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Graaah macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2009
    Is it true that photos taken with an iPhone include the exact position of where it was taken in the EXIF data?

    This means if people put their pics online which they took at home, anybody can find out where they live? :eek: This is perfect for stalking and harassment. Apple needs to get rid of that function immediately.
  2. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Yes this is true.

    See this past thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=626468

    Apple doesn't have to do anything, it's a standard and up to the user. :)
  3. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    Don't allow Camera to know your location. It isn't Apple that said "yes" for you.
  4. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Yeah, hence why the first time you open the camera it won't let you use it until you tell it whether to tag your photos with location data.
  5. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    Apple should also use their Faces technology to blur them all out.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I also heard that if you make a tinfoil hat, they'll not be able to read your thoughts :eek:

    seriously if someone is that concerned about privacy and/or stalking then posting pictures online is a no no.

    Google has an app called goggles that can determine a location based on a picture so it really doesn't matter what exif data is there.

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