You & Your Childs Smartphone Pics Might Be Putting Your Privacy At Risk

Please share this with your kids, family & friends.

If you or your child take pictures with a smart phone, iPod, tablet and post them online. You may be be giving away your photos exact location to anyone online who wants to locate the exact GPS coordinates within a few meters; your home, school, etc. Yes it is very scary. There is no reason to give bad people access to your location or that of your children.

Side note: My mom likes to forward me all types of crazy emails. Did you see this crazy Internet one warning you? That one about emergency cellphone battery life?  More often than not, I head over to www.snopes.com to see if it is a fake viral email. Sorry Mom, but you have sent me a few duds over the years. This time though she sent me something that I think that anyone who takes pictures with their phone or have kids who take pictures with iPods, smart-phone, or even iPads/tablets NEEDS to not only see.. but act on immediately. Kudos Mom and thanks for sharing.

Watch this video.

It is a couple years old, so isn’t new news, but has racked up over 10 Million views. Below the video I will give a resource ‘How To Post’ on how easy it is to ensure your iPhone, iPad & iPod phone pictures DO NOT contain any embedded location data.

The small instructions given at the end of the video are not up to date. Here is how to turn off Geo-Location data for the iPhone and other apple devices. All other smart phones would have similar setting as well; just consult Google and you should be good to go.

Here is a post I did  for changing privacy settings on Apple iPhone, iPod & iPad: How To Shut OFF Your Geo-location for your iPhone, iPad & iPod to Protect Your Privacy

Hope this has helped you or someone you know.

Cheers,

Lee

 

How To Shut OFF Your Location Services for your iPhone, iPad & iPod to Protect Your Privacy

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If you are at all concerned about anyone finding your, or your kids,  exact physical location via your/their iPhone, iPad or iPod pictures then you need to SHUT OFF your locations setting for your iPhone camera and other camera apps. Every time you take a picture your exact GPS location is built into invisible data in the digital picture file called meta data. With simple software programs, hackers and other unsavoury individuals, can very easily find the exact location where your pictures were taken accurate with in feet. Not cool!

This is up to date for Apple devices running IOS 6.14 as of June 15-2013

Here is how you turn off your location services:

1. Click on your devices SETTINGS

2. Click on PRIVACY

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3. Click on LOCATION SEVRVICES

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4. Click OFF Location Services for your Camera, Video apps and any other apps you may be concerned about your Privacy. Warning: Most people don’t want to turn LOCATION SERVICES completely off as this will mean your MAPS application will no longer work!

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Smile. Your location will no longer be accessible by strangers via your pictures meta data. You have protected your privacy!

Throw Away Your Paper Receipts

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I try to always share truly useful technology and apps when I find, test, and discover they help save me time or solve a problem.

In doing my taxes this past year, I was able to NOT have to pull my gas receipts out of a shoebox and was easily able to tally up my expenses for my accountant faster than I ever have before.

Time Saved: Approximately 2-3 hours

As an experiment, I started taking pictures of my gas receipts with an app called OneReceipt. Which allowed me to tag the picture “GAS” and after each fill up simply throw away my receipt and forget about it. It also works on any other receipts as well. Their technology actually pulls the #’s off the receipt and stores them securely in the cloud. It also can analyze your spending and a few other things I haven’t tried yet :)

When it came time to do my taxes this spring. I logged in to their site clicked on the tag ‘GAS’ and voilà… done! All my gas expenditures exported as a PDF with a TOTAL. No calculator or eye straining required!!!

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  • They have an iPhone APP here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/onereceipt/id512999447
  • You also get an email address @ onereceipt.com to give to retailers if you would like your receipt mailed to you.
  • They are still in BETA, but I would highly recommend you check them out.

 

 

Here is their website: www.onereceipt.com

( FYI I’m not associated in anyway with this service… just think it will save you time and money like it  did for me!)

 

Mahatma Gandhi’s iPhone

The is my first post via my iPhone WordPress App. Honestly, if you had told me a year ago that I’d be switching from Blackberry I would have made a comment that ended with, “from my cold dead hands!”

Mahatma Gandhi was quoted as saying, “Be the change you want to see in the world!”

I agree and don’t know too many people that would dispute Gandhi. This quote has been an inspiration to me, but for some reason, has always seemed incomplete… So my deepest apologies to Gandhi but I changed it!

“To be the change you want to see in the world you must constantly be changing!”~ Lee Raito

Change is the one constant we can all count on. Whether it’s changing to an iPhone, changing your income, or changing your lifestyle…

YOU just have to decide to change and go for it.

Mahatma Gandhi would have loved the iPhone!!!