Pictures you’ve e-mailed or uploaded from your smartphone could be leaking location information threatening your safety or that of your children.
We loaned McDonald and Laine a smartphone to see just how threatening a seemingly innocent snapshot could be once loaded online.
Police are concerned
“It’s frightening,” said Leawood School Resource Police Officer Mark Chudik when we showed him what we had uncovered.
We searched by entering the names of area cities. We easily identified the home addresses and play areas of children whose pictures were posted by their parents.
“That is legitimately terrifying,” said McDonald when we showed her information we obtained from pictures she posted of daughter Laine.
It’s a new and frightening threat to parents.