4 Sep 2015

Being tracked through your cat

From News Extras

While cats on the internet might seem frivolous, it can also have a darker side. Website Iknowwhereyourcatlives.com takes photos of cats from social media and pinpoints the exact location of the cat, and their owner, using the image’s metadata. A Radio NZ producer was able to track down Wellingtonian Anna Boyd in less than 45 minutes because of one public image of a cat.

Read full story with tips on how to deal with metadata and help protect your privacy while sharing cat photos.