I found this story very interesting because I just learned through watching a crime show program that the location of pictures taken on your smartphone give the GPS location where the picture was taken. On the crime show, a kidnapper was caught because he snapped a “proof of life” photo of his victim and sent it to authorities. The investigators were savvy enough to know you could find the GPS location of where the picture was taken. As a result, they were able to track down the kidnapper and save the young missing girl.
The above example is a case of where this type of technology helped catch a criminal, but unfortunately, this technology is being used by criminals for stalking purposes and for child predators to locate the places where a particular child plays, eats, etc.
The following video will tell you how to turn off this feature on your phone BEFORE you snap that picture. You can then turn your GPS feature back on after the picture has been taken.
View video@ youtube