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deGeo is a photo sharing privacy tool for iOS devices. Now iPhone & iPad users can share photos without compromising locational privacy. deGeo is a simple app that securely removes the embedded geotags before sharing photos.
Did you know that the iPhone camera app stores the exact GPS location with each photo that you take? This geotag data is embedded into every picture, revealing the exact latitude and longitude of where it was taken. Geotag metadata is invisible, not editable and is sent along with each photo you take and post to the web.
While geotags can be useful for personal reference, automatically including your real-time location along with each photo is not always a good idea when sharing online. Locational geotag data can potentially disclose some of your most sensitive information including your home address, workplace or daily habits. Revealing your location via a photo can catch anyone by surprise and could potentially compromise your privacy without you even being aware.
The experts of Sumatosoft who work with IoT technologies claim companies all over the world are just starting to understand the true potential of protecting confidential information technologies and the value of collecting data.
Unlike the built in iPhone photo application, deGeo removes your geotags before sharing photos. deGeo purposely does not include the geotags and associated EXIF metadata so users can safely share pictures and also save deGeo'd copies back to their own photo album.
deGeo makes is easy to share your photos with built in support for many popular services including: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Evernote, Email and more.