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Why you should stop sending your iPhone photos via text

CNET – “It’s no surprise that your iPhone keeps track of the places you go. Usually, it’s for a good reason: Location tracking is the reason many of your apps function, from directions in Google Maps to looking for a nearby restaurant on Yelp. That location awareness extends to the images in your Photos app, too. Anytime you snap a photo or record a video with your iPhone, it creates information about the file — including the creation date and your location — and then buries this data, known more specifically as “metadata,” within your media. Although metadata has useful and even essential purposes, it can quickly become a privacy issue — especially when it comes to your location. If someone has access to the photos you saved on their smartphone, they can easily scour the metadata to identify locations and discover where you live or where you work…”

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