There’s been a lot of buzz about posting photos on Social Media sites like Twitter and Instagram because people can inadvertently share private information, like their location, with the world.
But one over-looked aspect of oversharing is in online commerce like classified ads like Craigslist. Online classified sites are a great place for people to post photos of their used junk and selling it someone who’s looking for a special treasure. Unfortunately, for many sites, GPS exif data is left in the sites photos.
A big classifieds site in my area is KSL.com. If anyone is selling anything used online in the Utah/Idaho area, it’s highly likely they’ve listed it on KSL.com. For this reason, I’ve selected them as my test app.
Check out classifieds-geotagged.herokuapp.com to see examples of data-overexposure via online classified ads.
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