The Privacy Implications of Geotagging

Via many sources, including Tim O’Reilly, here’s a New York Times article about the privacy implications of geotagged photos, which implications generally boil down to whether the person taking said photos with a GPS-enabled camera (usually a smartphone like an iPhone) is aware of whether the photo is being geotagged, and what’s being done with geotagged photos that have been posted to the Web.

My own geotagging is either manual (click on a map) or involves attaching a GPS accessory to my camera, which is to say that for me, geotagging is conscious and deliberate — and I don’t geotag photos taken at home. The trouble occurs when you’re geotagging and don’t know it.