Modern Manners Monday – Shopping with Children
Let's face it, good manners are at the top of the list for many mothers when it comes to our kids. Manners are one of my biggest issues with my three children (ages 7,...
I also get a lot of forwarded emails. A lot. Thanks Mom. Please stop now.
I get so many emails that I rarely open them. Today my stepmother sent me an interesting email. The subject said something about child safety so I opened it.
The email text said “If you have children or grandchildren you NEED to watch this. I had no idea this could happen from taking pictures on the blackberry or cell phone. It's scary.”
So I then clicked on the video and watched it.
She is absolutely right. This has probably changed my mind about the pictures I take of my kids or at least where I share them.
How does this work? Many of us have heard of Geo Tagging, right?
In many cellphones, Geo Tagging is automatically turned off. But in some (like my Samsung Epic) it was not turned off. In fact, I cannot find a way to turn it off unless I turn off GPS. However, I use the GPS on my phone on almost a daily basis and I will probably not remember to turn it off when I take pictures.
I guess that instead of posting pictures, I will just send them directly in text. I hate that!
Honestly that doesnt surprise me… I have seen twitpics on twitter with locals. I dont have a cellphone, and I dont post pics as a general rule- also never any of myslef or my family. When I do, I use photobucket, and upload from my computer- which could be tracked but I am not too worried about.
People really need to be carfeul – especially with that GPS feature!
I know. I have posted Twitpics so many times and never given it a second thought.
wow stacie thats scary, im gonna spread the word. thanks for sharing
Yes very scary! I will be sharing this post with my friends and family. Thanks for posting this I had no idea!
Thanks Evelyn. Definitely share and spread the word.
I knew this happens, that’s why I have my GPS shut off to 911 only. I have an HTC Droid and that was one of the first things I looked for to confirm prior to uploading any pics to FB or Twitter from my Droid. I understand your GPS issue though… having to use it for other reasons.
I just had no idea until I checked it out myself on my phone and pictures that I have sent to Twitter and Facebook. Scary!
That is scary! Kind of glad I don’t really use one!
Well I would still get one if you have the chance. Just block the GPS. 🙂
Scary stuff – thanks for posting & spreading the word!
Thanks for reading! 🙂
A lot of folks don’t realize this. Thanks for sharing this, I will pass along.