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The Next HOPE (2010): "Locational Privacy and Wholesale Surveillance via Photo Services" (DVD)

The Next HOPE (2010): "Locational Privacy and Wholesale Surveillance via Photo Services" (DVD)

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Friday, July 16, 2010: 11:00 am (Lovelace): With the plethora of third party services that allow folks to post photos to their Twitter account, how hard would it be for someone to stalk a person's location via the GPS metadata tagged in their images? Mayhemic Labs did the research and it turns out the answer is "not very." Over the past few months, Mayhemic Labs has amassed a sizable database of people using these services -- and what geographic information has been encoded on their publicly available photos. This presentation will cover the basics of how and why this research was done, why sharing such information is bad, why privacy is hard to get right, attempts at public outreach at ICanStalkU.com, how you can replicate such a system, and various instances of privacy fail. Also, tools will be released that will allow you to test your own (or other people's) photo streams.

Hosted by Ben Jackson

NOTE: The video and audio on this talk are of a lower quality than our other DVDs due to our using video recorded in the audience instead of through our own equipment. This talk is paired with "GPS - It's Not the Satellites That Know Where You Are" which also has the same issues.