Monday, August 26, 2013

How your smartphone photos can pose a threat on your privacy

Hey Biyaheras and Biyaheros! I just wanted to share this video from YouTube. The findings were pretty alarming for someone like me who likes to take pictures from my smartphone, which I upload online soon after (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). It has been a routine for me, especially when sharing photos of certain family moments and of my travels. I'm sure you've all heard or used the services of Foursquare, where you log in your exact location when visiting a certain area. Well, there's an even bigger threat to posting or emailing your pictures without even accessing the mentioned app. 

There will be an instruction on why you need to turn off the locations services of your phone at the end of the video. So please, please.. watch it until the end.


Explore & Be Free!
Mai

40 comments:

Mai Flores said...

Alarming!!!! Thanks so much for sharing sis Mai. These will help us how we can avoid such scenarios.

Mai Flores said...

It's really scary especially when you check in at home and then you post lavish stuff. That's an invitation for those with bad intentions.

Mai Flores said...

I watched this video on YouTube, thanks to a friend who shared it over Facebook. Now we are more informed to always be aware of privacy because there are watchful eyes that just might steal away our pictures and worse, identity.

Mai Flores said...

We should all be vigilant with our modern communication gadgets.

Mai Flores said...

I have seen this video and I really must say that smart phone users should be extra careful and responsible.. and there's this famous personality (I forgot the name) who said that she tweets where she was (i.e., just had my hair done at ___) around 3 hours after she left to make sure her fans wouldn't rush into the shop to see her.. in that way, she prevents sudden bad things that might happen.. :)

Mai Flores said...

Hmmm.... di rin safe ang paglalagay ng geo tagging. Buti nalng I dont have data on my cellphone, Ingat ingat din sa mga mahilig mag post ng check in sa FB at kung san pa..

Mai Flores said...

Thanks for sharing this! I am fond of posting my photos regularly and even checking on Foursquare in almost all places. looks like I need to be extra careful.

Mai Flores said...

This is very alarming. I need to share this video to my loved ones!

Mai Flores said...

Better be careful than sorry. Thanks for sharing.

Mai Flores said...

I don't usually upload pictures using my phone, but I always do Foursquare check-ins just like Algene. katakot.

Mai Flores said...

Saw this in FB and this is true. Mabuti na yung maingat tayo and keep our identities private and secret. Iba na nga ang internet ngayon :O

Mai Flores said...

i always do that, i never allow the location tracker because sometimes its really risky!

Mai Flores said...

very scary indeed! i turned mine off after the video haha! this is very informative. i guess indeed there's still some sick people who will do much danger

Mai Flores said...

we really have to be careful in posting and taking pictures on our everyday life.. its really alarming..

Mai Flores said...

Smartphone users should really be careful in posting photos and info. It's much better to know first the security features of the phone and also be responsible in posting personal information to avoid being a victim of any cybercrime

Mai Flores said...

This sounds scary but helpful. Fortunately I don't have smartphone.

Mai Flores said...

omg! thanks for sharing this one! we should be aware of the privacy of our photo! this is one scary thing that we must to avoid to happen on us!

Mai Flores said...

I've watched this on YouTube too! Scary. Good thing I don't turn on my location services on my phone.

Mai Flores said...

THIS IS CREEPY! As someone who ALWAYS post photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook watching the video makes me cringe even more!

Mai Flores said...

I had the same reaction, Yamito! I immediately deleted my Foursquare account afterwards.

Mai Flores said...

I've always known about this kind of thing. But I never thought that we could put our loved ones in so much danger! Scary indeed.

Mai Flores said...

Scary indeed, and yes, that's definitely a point that each and everyone should take caution of.

Mai Flores said...

Good to know. :)

Mai Flores said...

Oh, everyday I learn new things about my phone that I never knew would put me and my loved ones at risk. Extra caution talaga kailangan, especially nowadays.

Mai Flores said...

I couldn't agree more!

Mai Flores said...

I guess you can still log your location a few minutes after you leave the place.. then again, it's still risky hehe

Mai Flores said...

That's true. I didn't know that I was putting myself at risk even if I limited my sharing options. I've turned off the location service after seeing this video.

Mai Flores said...

Oo sobrang scary na talaga ngayon! Mabuti ng prepared, iOff na lahat ng location trackers.

Mai Flores said...

No worries!

Mai Flores said...

Share away so that many people can be made aware of the risks! :)

Mai Flores said...

Yes Algene.. take extra caution na lang din. :)

Mai Flores said...

Katulad ko, huhu! I turned off my location services right after watching this. Better safe than sorry.

Mai Flores said...

Kaso late check-in naman..hehe! Then again, style nya yun. Ako parang ayoko na magShare ng location ko, kakatakot din yung risks na pwedeng mangyari along the way.

Mai Flores said...

I couldn't agree more!

Mai Flores said...

Scary kung identity manakaw sayo! Oh gosh.. it's better to be safe than sorry, especially at these trying times.

Mai Flores said...

Ay korek! Never again will I do that. Tutal, wala nakong Foursquare :P

Mai Flores said...

Korek sis! Share away lang para maraming ma-inform! :)

Mai Flores said...

Advancement of the technology really has a disadvantage. Thanks for alarming us about this.

Mai Flores said...

Indeed.. there should be limitations too as to how we want to share pieces of our lives. Anyway, do help spread the word!

Mai Flores said...

This is alarming!! The higher technology gets, the higher the risk for the users. I've been reading articles about this lately and the public should be more cautious now.