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Security regarding uploading photo's, please read.

Post by sirch345 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:42 pm

When posting photo's on this site, if you are using a device to take your photo's that has GPS (Global Positioning System), it appears you need to make sure GPS is turned off before taking the photo. Otherwise if you upload the original photo without resizing it first (which you should really) it appears you load a photo with address information with it, on where it was taken. So if you took that photo from your home, anyone (you don't even need to be a member here) can access that information which tells them where your bike is.

I have come across two members who have done this very recently (their photo's have been rectified now) who didn't even realise what they had done, so I thought I best mention it. I only really found this out by accident.

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Post by VTRDark » Mon May 21, 2018 12:32 am

Ha ha why do you think they invented products with GPS. It's not for out benifit :wink:

Good shout Chris. This is nothing new but with the increase of GPS enabled devices and a society built on tracking and monitoring everything we do for security purposes....ironic isn't it. :lol: It's good practise to remove any Meta Exif data from any images before uploading to the web anywhere. Better still don't buy into the products that contain spyware in the form of a trojan marketed to us as something useful and for our benfit or if you do, at least be tech savvy enough to be aware of it and how to get around /disable it.

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As well as the thief down the road and your insurance company along with many others. Your partner and kids tracking where you are is the least of your problems.

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Post by sirch345 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:52 pm

Thanks Carl for your follow up post with the links :thumbup:

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Post by alanfjones1411 » Wed May 23, 2018 5:41 am

Or just turn the airplane mode on when taking photos.
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Post by mags@port » Wed May 23, 2018 8:40 am

Does that work?, would it not update the photos as soon as you switch off airplane mode?.
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Post by alanfjones1411 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:55 am

mags@port wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 8:40 am
Does that work?, would it not update the photos as soon as you switch off airplane mode?.
Don't know.I googled how to turn gps off on my phone and that came up as an alternative. ?????
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