Slightly disturbing Apple update

posted 2 years ago in Technology
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You can turn off the location settings

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

xstitchbride425:  You can turn off Location Services. Go to Settings, Privacy, Location services. Use the top slider to turn the feature off. You can also turn off individual features like camera, etc

Some apps need a location- like Googe Maps.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

xstitchbride425:  I don’t like geotagging either. Fortunately, it’s an easy fix. Go to “settings” -> “privacy”->”location services”  from there, you can choose to turn location services off completely or just restrict which programs have access. I believe the default is for location services to be disabled, so at some point you may have unwittingly given permission for it to be emabled- not realizing what you were agreeing to. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

I turned the location access or for all social media apps and anything where is not completely necessary. The only thing I use location services for its Maps and Weather Channel.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

xstitchbride425:  you could also try stopping by an Apple store and asking if there is anyway to retroactively delete the geotagging…the people who work there are usually pretty helpful

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Google tells me there is an app (actually several) for that:

 

http://netsecurity.about.com/od/iphoneipodtouchapps/a/How-To-Remove-Geotags-From-Pictures-Taken-On-Your-Iphone.htm

 

PS geotagging is not unique to Apple products nor smartphones. Any modern digital camera stamps the photo with the GPS coordinates. It just doesn’t display the info. But it’s really easy to find that from the photo if you know where to look.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

xstitchbride425:  I feel like having an iPad or and iPhone by default means you’re giving up privacy. If you’re not comfortable with that then you shouldn’t really have any smart phone or any product that can track you or your pictures. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

I don’t know if Android is different but on an Android phone you turn off the location settings in the camera’s setting section to avoid this problem. I did find this article about how to disable the services on an iPhone which could be helpful

http://icanstalku.com/how.php

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

While it’s good to be concerned about security, apples iCloud itself wasn’t breached. It was a combination of bad passwords and easy security questions over a sustained period of time and stupid men who think that celebrities bodies do not require consent to view that led to accounts getting hacked and the mass hoard of celebrity pictures released. Those pictures were collected over a vast amount of time. 

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