Google+ Knows Where You Live!

Much like geolocation services Foursquare, Gowalla and Facebook, Google+ is counting on your desire to share what you’re doing wherever you are. Accordingly, Google+ allows you to geotag content, such as photos, that you upload. This is a great feature. But, as Threatpost has reported, geolocation data is of great interest to malicious hackers.

Much like geolocation services Foursquare, Gowalla and Facebook, Google+ is counting on your desire to share what you’re doing wherever you are. Accordingly, Google+ allows you to geotag content, such as photos, that you upload. This is a great feature. But, as Threatpost has reported, geolocation data is of great interest to malicious hackers. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to limit the use of GPS data and Geo
tagging. Go to the Google+ settings, then scroll to the bottom and
verify that the “Show photo geo location information in newly uploaded
albums and photos” option has been cleared. A note: when you share GPS
information, your posts and photos will also be visible to those friends
searching for updates near you, a feature of Google’s ill-fated Buzz
that’s been reincarnated on Google Plus.

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