How much info about yourself are you putting out there for strangers to see?
Comedian Jack Vale took hidden cameras on the streets of Huntington Beach, Calif., and surprised random strangers he identified through various social media sites.
Using the location and pictures people disclosed of themselves, Jack would call out their names and strike up a conversation; reveal info about where they’d just eaten; or even start talking about their pets by name!
Watch the hilarious results below, and then read further for ways you can disable geo-location tracking and tagging of your pictures and posts.
How to disable geo-tagging
- In general, your first stop should be to check your phone. Look under “Options” and then disable anything that says “location” or “GPS.” Instructions for specific phones can be found here.
- For Instagram users, geo-tagging is turned off by default. More info here.
- For Twitter, geo-tagging is also turned off by default.
- Facebook will suggest a location when you post, but it is easy to remove their suggestion. See more info here.