In September, a Japanese man was arrested on suspicion of starring in a shooting and assaulting and attacking his home, according to the Japanese news agency NHK. It is alleged that the man found the woman’s house by studying photos posted on social media, the view of the train station visible in his eyes, seeing the train station and Google Street View, waiting for him at the train station, following his home.
The man also learned of the woman’s whereabouts by studying the video tapes that hung in her living room, watching her curtains, and the light coming out of her windows.
You may not be a pop star, but there is always a warning message about using the little details in your smart photos to determine one of your real stories – where you live. So maybe avoid sharing photos taken around your home or in the streets where you often travel. You can also go to locations that disable the automatic markup on photos, so that GPS locations do not access the metadata of each photo you take.
I don’t know how people take photos from Facebook or Twitter to see the locations where a photo was taken. According to Consumer Reports, most social networks, including Craigslist, Facebook, Imgur, Instagram, Twitter, and WhatsApp – extract the metadata of the photos you submit.