Sylvia was dining out with a friend. The restaurant manager interrupted her dinner to tell her she had a phone call. It was from a complete stranger who tracked her online. He had described her to the manager.
Louise was at a bar with colleagues. A stranger began talking to her. He knew a lot about her personal interests. Then, he pulled out his phone and showed her a photo. It was a picture of Louise that he found online.
Both of these stories are true. And they're very unnerving. There is also a common thread. The women were tracked by something known as "geotagging."Kim Cameron and others have been blogging about the privacy of location information – especially in light of the revelations about the Google street view service. This article brings to Earth exactly what the ramifications of the abuse of this information can lead to.