Mayor cautioning residents about camera phone GPS tags

Published: Monday, August 19, 2013 at 06:31 PM.

Preventing location information from being attached to photos is as easy as going into a smart phone's settings and switching off the camera phone’s GPS service.

Taking that extra step lets Mullis enjoy sharing photos of Ricky and his little brother Jackson, 3, without the worry about sharing unnecessary information on social media.

"There are a lot of events at the school," she said. "You want to capture the memories and you take pictures and share them. You just have to be careful."

Anything posted on the Internet is there forever, Schneider said.

"If people don't want their families' pictures out there for everyone to see, don't post them on the Internet," he said. "Once it's there it will never go away."

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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