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Old 06-09-2011, 08:37 PM
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Hey all,i know it's old thread but it's sticky and i just wanted to share what i learned recently.
I have no iphone or any apple device for that matter,anyways apple has an option to pinpoint exact location of any of their device,i.e.if your iphone #4 gets stolen you can ask from apple to locate it ,or ,if it's in use by someone else to shut the device down,and they can see where that device has been moving,
reading this thread i learned that it even saves picture locations too...oh well,to each his own,but remember-newer the technology =easyer to get watched over- big brother is always watching
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:47 PM
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With all the newer folks showing up I thought i'd be a good idea to get this in their faces soooooo...

Back on the "new posts" page ya go.

Good luck and happy growing yall.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:23 AM
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It's not just smartphones that have hidden metadata. All digital camera software has included hidden GPS info for years now, where you guys been?
Are you sure about this? I don't think that either of my digital cameras have gps capabilities. Where did this info come from? If it is correct, I may need to start digging around to see how to remove this data. Using a camera phone is sometimes more convenient, but I stopped using it for this some time ago because I thought my camera was a safe option.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:31 AM
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Hi everyone, one of the first things I thought about after finding out was that I have to let other people know about this! With a small amount of programming knowledge you could write a program to crawl forums like this one and scan pics for GPS info. You'd have a nice map full of grow locations. Sounds like something the cops could easily do.

Kyle, I just ran a test and if you have 'Location Services' set to off in the settings of the phone then it does not store the GPS information in your pictures. That is definitely the easiest way to avoid this, by not storing it in the first place. Still, I believe it is set 'On' by default, so it requires user interaction to be made safe. To change it on an iPhone, go to Settings, General, Location Services.

Hoek, my bad I probably should have been a little more detailed in my first post. I performed all this on a Mac, and here are a little more detailed instructions. You alter the pictures after you have transferred them from the phone to your computer. I would recommend deleting all photos on your phone that you think might contain this information. If it gets lost whoever finds it would be able to download them and see the GPS info. If they perform any type of forensic recovery, though, they would more than likely be able to find the deleted files. I might need to look into a 'secure delete' for iPhones, but that might be overkill. Actually, the police would probably perform something like that on a phone as evidence in a trial, that would be pretty damning, case closed. I'm definitely thinking about securing the memory of the camera that I take pics with in the future.

Save all the pictures you want to upload in a folder on your Desktop. Download exiftool from the link and install it by double-clicking the .dmg file, and then double-clicking the package that comes up. Click on the magnifying glass up in the top right of your desktop, and type 'Terminal' then hit Enter. You start in your home folder, so change your working directory to the Desktop by typing 'cd Desktop'. Now type 'exiftool -all= [name of the folder that contains your photos]' Be sure to leave a space after the = and you don't need to put the folder name between [ ]. Let me know if you have any problems.
I've heard even with location services off they can still see metadata info. I'm not tech savy. But it wouldn't shock me if they can. Cuz even if location services are turned off. They still know where you're at

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Old 10-30-2013, 04:48 AM
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I KNOW THIS SOUNDS CRAZY AS FUCK. BUT THE LAST THREE TIMES I'VE USED YOUTUBE OR PORN. IT OPENS MY QUICKPLAYER. AMD I SEE THIS VERY VERY FAINT PICTURE IN THE VIEW FINDER ITLL SHOW WHATEVER WAS BEHIND ME AT THE TIME ITS LOADING ITS CRAZY SHIT LIKE MY FRONT CAM HAS BEEN COMPROMISED. I HAVE AN IPHONE4S. It's done this the last 3 maybe four times I've tried to view video. It's crazy!!!! I put black tape over my front camera. As soon as my service plan runs out I'm going to junk it. I'LL NEVER BUY A OTHER SNART PHONE AGAIN. see the illuminati have this rule to tell the truth of their secretive plans. They do so through movies big time. LOOK AT THE BATMAN MOVIES. THE LAST TWO HAVE UTILIZED THAT SUPER COMPUTER TO TRACK DOWN THE VILLIAN. THEY SOMEHOW LINK EVERYONE'S PHONE UP TO GENERATE A BIG PICTURE OF GOTHAM. IM SUTE THAT'S WHAT TBEYRE DOING WITH THESE STUPID SMARTIES. IM SURE THEY'VE GOT THAT GOING. IF YOU REMEMBER THE LAST BATMAN MOVIE MADE REFFERENCE TO SANDY HOOK. WELL A MOVIE THEATER GETS SHOT UP THEN SANDY HOOK/HOAX CAME. LOL. NOT GOOD!!!!!

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Old 10-30-2013, 04:59 AM
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Good of you to point out this potential problem. Like yourself, many users won't know.

However, I don't think you are right to say that this is not public knowledge.
It is very public knowledge indeed, and now, with companies like Google and Facebook trying to integrate GPS services into their systems, it will only get more so.

That's just how it is with mainstream social networking. More and more personal information out there and readily available. Be careful what you use, no one is forcing you to use it. It's not "surveillance" as some paranoid peeps might like to think. Loads of people actually WANT their coordinates on their photos, just in case the forget where they were, I suppose!!! But hey, people are dumb enough to bad-mouth their bosses on Facebook, then they wonder why they get sacked. LOL
Lol the major claim for imbedded meta data is for advertising purposes. If that's not a form of surveillance I'm not sure what is. Lol I'm sure if you took a picture. I'm sure you'd most likely remember where you took that picture. I've heard apples excuse is for ads. But it's data mining at the expense of our location. Regardless it's too intrusive. Non phone cameras even have it. So that excuse isn't good enough
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:06 AM
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I'm not sure which version of the Iphone you have, but with the new one it's automatically set up to include location (3gs and older would ask you). I found this out about a month ago. While looking at pics I noticed a location tab and it litterally tells you, what pictures were taken where. It acurately pinpointed my grows and any other location I took a picture at, which is scarey! So, to fix it where the location is not included anymore, I had to go to settings.....open General.....turn off location services.
That just fixes it so you can't see it. Ie in case your phone is stolen. You probably don't want the thief to know where ya live😂😂😂😂😱😱😱😱
Apple still can access it. I'm sure of it. I'll talk to someone in pal that is a beta tester for apple and see what he says. Could take a week. I'll get back to you all. But I'm sure I'm right. That apple can see meta data no matter what.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:55 PM
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I've been reading this and a couple issues I've found out. One if your indoors it would be hard to get a gps coordinance due to satellite technology I believe is line of sight. Also as someone mentioned I have location services off and I've been looking at the metadata and it does not include the gps stuff. Not to say my iphone is air tight security wise, but it may not be throwing out my exact gps coordinates all over the Internet either.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:32 AM
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Irfanview will remove metadata from pics
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:06 PM
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This meta-data in JPEG images is called EXIF.
Removal guides for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux:
http://lifehacker.com/5756373/how-ca...om-photographs

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