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Geo-Tagging: Convenience Can be Dangerous

There has been a lot of talk about the dangers of geo-tagging lately. The explosion of the Smartphone market has caused the atomic bomb of location-based services, which use geo-tagging as a key feature in their applications. If you use Foursquare, Facebook Places, Gowalla, or Twitpic on your mobile, unless your geo-locator is turned off, the applications will automatically add geo-tags to the places you check-in to and the pictures you upload, specifying your exact location. That’s information you wouldn’t want in the hands of criminals.

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