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Re: Web Photo - a stalker's source of information

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:43:49 +0200
Cc: "public-privacy@w3.org" <public-privacy@w3.org>
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To: Simon Moritz <simon.moritz@ericsson.com>
I just read this article too.  Tagging multimedia seems obvious if you wonder "when and where did I take this picture?" and can be hugely useful then.  There are also obvious third-party uses ('where was this photo taken? I'd like to visit that town', for tourism, for example).  But it also enables answering "when and where did Matt take this photo?", which, as the article points out, can be a problem if Matt has semantically identified the location ('outside my house').

I rather suppose the same question could come up with date and time stamps, though, which we have lived with for years, of course.  ('Fred claimed he was in London on wednesday, and in Paris only on Monday and Tuesday, but this snapshot was clearly taken of the Eiffel tower on Wednesday').

On Aug 16, 2010, at 11:11 , Simon Moritz wrote:

> Hi,
> I just found out about this article about web photo geo tagging from New York Times.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/12/technology/personaltech/12basics.html?_r=4
> They discuss the privacy aspect when posting photos of your self, or your personal belongings to the web. The privacy concern is not the photo in it self, but all the metadata that it is attached to (GPS, image recognition etc). Adam Savage's car, from Myth busters, revealed eventually where Adam was living, as an example.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 16 August 2010 09:44:25 UTC

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