A Step-By-Step Guide for Protecting Your Online Photos from Predators
On today's show you met Lakilia, a woman who revealed how her Facebook pictures were stolen and used in an escort ad. Here to explain how scams like this occur was the Editor-in-Chief of Mashable.com, who shared his best advice for keeping your online photos safe.
Lance provides a step-by-step guide for protecting yourself from online photo dangers:
How to Disable Geotagging:
Geotagging adds location data to, among other things, all of your photos. Here's how to turn it off on your iPhone:
To turn off:
1) Find "Settings" on your iPhone
2) Look for "Location Services"
3) Turn off globally or turn off by app
Note: your camera is in there, where you can turn off.
How to Add Watermarks to Photos:
In Google's Picasa (a free, downloadable Windows app) you can add a watermark or text to pictures before posting them.
1) First, open the photo in Picasa.
2) Select the File menu and "Export to Picture Folder..."
3) In the dialogue box, check the box next to "Add watermark" and type in what you'd like the watermark to say in the text box below.
Those words will appear on top of your photos.
Note: if you use Photoshop, you can achieve the same effect by using the text tool and apply text to your images before exporting them.
How to Add McAfee Social Protection App to Your Facebook Account:
1) Open Facebook in Windows or on your Mac
2) Use this link to find the McAfee app: Apps.Facebook.com/SocialProtection
3) Follow the installation instructions on the page (Internet Explorer and Firefox only, for now).