Simple Tips To Protect Yourself From ‘Geo-Stalking’

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — You know you have to secure yourself online, worry about viruses, attacks from hackers and so many other things, including mobile security.

Through a combination of Web technologies and cheaper, more ubiquitous devices, we are now witnessing what could be the golden era of geo-stalking.

Certainly, having a GPS inside your phone is convenient. But, because of GPS data embedded in pictures taken with cell phones, those pictures may also share information with strangers that allows them to track you all the way to your front door.

For more information on how to protect your information and turn off your GPS photo function, click here.

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