Thanks to the geotracking capabilities of smart phones, you are potentially leaving a digital trail everywhere you go. And many people are unwittingly posting photos on social media sites that have embedded location information, so a stalker can easily see exactly where a given photo was taken and track down a potential victim.
Pictures you’ve e-mailed or uploaded from your smartphone could leak information that can threaten your safety or that of your children.
“Perfect, just like that,” cooed NBC Action News staffer Susanne McDonald to her four-year-old daughter Laine as she took a series of smartphone pictures. “Ready? One, two, three! Good Girl.”
We loaned McDonald and Laine a smartphone to see just how threatening a seemingly innocent snapshot could be once loaded online.
Police are concerned
“It’s frightening,” said Leawood School Resource Police Officer Mark Chudik when we showed him what we had uncovered.
We combed Twitter and…
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