Many people love sharing pictures and videos of their cats. However, be careful. With today’s digital cameras that identify GPS coordinates of where you took a picture, your pictures on the Internet could be giving away your cat’s location (and your location too).
If you ant to see how people’s cat pictures are giving away their location, visit the I Know Where Your Cat Lives (iknowwhereyourcatlives.com) web site which is a data visualization experiment. the goal is to use one million public images of cats on a world map by the latitude and longitude coordinates embedded in their metadata. By showing how easily anyone can view your cat’s pictures and identify their location, this site hopes to make more people aware of the risks of sharing data indiscriminately.