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Invasion of Privacy: We found your home address through photos of your cat

Posted on Saturday, 14th July 2018 @ 02:23 AM by Text Size A | A | A

Your cat could be giving away your home address….seriously.

Data security and privacy has been a big topic for years. Data breaches. Identity theft. You name it.

Well now, those photos you post of your cat could lead strangers straight to your home.

The metadata hidden beneath those cute furry Instagram pics include your geo-location. And one website, IKnowWhereYourCatLives.com, highlights just that.

They took the metadata from cat photos on Instagram and compiled a visual map of where those photos were taken.

So we went around to find out if the owners of these furry friends knew exactly what they were posting.

And once of the cats we found was Instagram famous, with well over 3,000 followers. Her name was Dasha the Ragdoll. The owner had no idea.

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