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In fact, I have so many images of my kids on my phone that I have to transfer them to my computer once a week.
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.
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!