Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Shut off the GPS. Don’t Make the Criminal’s and NSA’s Job Easy

Posted by M. C. on June 30, 2013

Sorry for the redundancy

We have talked about this before.  Everyone wants to put their photos on-line.  Nothing wrong with that.  However one should think before putting their child’s photo on social media.  The same goes for valuables like that new car or necklace. Because-

You probably have your GPS on because it is so cool.  Criminals think it is cool too.

This video describes how the smartphone or conventional camera GPS data gives time and date (you may be far enough from home for someone to pay an uninterrupted visit to your house), broadcasts the longitude and latitude of the photo, provides a google map and google earth shot of the photo location (your home perhaps).  Anyone with a little know-how can see access this.  The video describes this is done and most importantly


Be seeing you

4 Responses to “Shut off the GPS. Don’t Make the Criminal’s and NSA’s Job Easy”

  1. Like you, I’m disturbed by the thought of what the NSA could do with GPS information.

    I thought you might like to know that a nationwide protest movement has sprung up to demand the restoration of our Fourth Amendment rights:

    Might be worth a look. I’m planning to rally with them this week.

  2. Reblogged this on Rashid's Blog.

    • Rashid

      Thanks for the repost. Good luck in your education project. Sadly we here in the US are a low information society. There are alot of words but not much real info. We need all the help we can get.

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