This artist drawing provided by Lockheed Martin shows a Block III GPS satellite orbiting the Earth. – Photo by AP.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper is warning consumers about the risks of "geotagging."
A news release from his office says GPS applications allow others to use personal information for unwanted marketing "or other nefarious purposes."
The release said a woman's photo on a dating site might give a stalker information about her home or work address.
A home movie of a child's birthday party posted to a video sharing site might reveal location information to child predators.
A man updating his status with a picture might unintentionally reveal that he is not at home.
Potential burglars could be alerted by a family on vacation who use a video sharing site to upload a video taken at the beach.
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