Most smart phones and cameras made today are equipped with geotags. Geotags are embedded in the photos and use the same concept as GPS. When you take pictures, the exact longitude and latitude coordinates of your location are digitally embedded in the photo. Once that photo is emailed or posted online, the geotag reveals your exact location or address right down to your bedroom.
There are many stalkers, pedophiles, rapists, robbers and burglars out there looking for opportunities. It's most dangerous when you take photos from your home because you're showing the exact location of the person in the photo and items to steal.
Sergeant Mark Varnau with the Computer and Technology Crime High Tech Response Team (CATCH) shows us how you can turn off this feature on your phone.
If you want to report internet or financial crimes, call the Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200 or visit goo.gl/u4596c.