iPhoto '09 AWESOME but SCARY!

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  1. carloslegarda

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    I was so impressed by all the features of iPhoto '09 but I couldn't help being afraid of how powerful it is.

    First of all with this tool, stalkers can easily see from the geotagging where a picture was taken and follow someone there. And with face recognition it'll be harder to hide.

    Secondly, if this is how powerful a consumer tool is, how much more powerful are the tools that the government ("Big Brother") can use?

    and with computers getting more and more powerful and most of them having webcams built in, it's plausible that someone will be able to use a network of computers to track someone just like in Batman and in Eagle Eye. Scary.

    This being said, I really can't wait to get my hands on a copy of iLife '09
     
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    haha! absolute power corrupts absolutely! hardeharhar! :p
     
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    wow. nice intro sir carlo. ill wait for the time i have a mac and use this :p giving me the chills :D
     
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    @Carloslegarda,
    i agree, lalo na yung mga rich or artista who wants to have privacy, and of course whoeever is tagged and have data on the program is most likely to have Macs which is expensive and will then be categorized as a possible target also..wow, do be careful and beware of using iphoto.:)
     
  5. j6l_hanopol

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    For the tip,

    I think you can just hide your pic if you don't want others to see it, wether it is geotagged or not. :)
     
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    yeah, i agree. It will be dangerous if you post it as public info. I think the social networking sites are scarier. Then again, I'm in a lot of them... hahahaha. Just make sure your privacy settings are set correctly.
     
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    Hmm...I haven't received any threats yet, so I guess the women i've been seeing aren't as geeky as I am..LoL

    Wait..I'm going to change that. I'm not going to use geek anymore. from now on, it's "Tech-Savvy"
     
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    haha ... "tech-savy", i like that!;)
     
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    for travel photogs, it might mean you probably wont be the only person to shoot the same site, the same time of day, using the same gears, and if you're unlucky, the same weather conditon.

    It might lead to some touchy copyright issues -- remember the WWF beach scene photo fiasco?

    This is also the reason why I'm (real name in real life) and a whole lotta other pseudo-personality online.
     
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    I'm not sure if facebook's api allows for pulling photos outside of your network of friends.

    In flickr you definitely can't pull photos set to private.
     
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    iPhoto '09 could just be the reason for me to finally join a social networking site ;) faces, places & the new slideshow look really nice.
     
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    @carloslegarda: dude, whatever you're taking, i want. i miss that kind of paranoia. ;)

    the benefits of faces and places far outweigh the privacy risks.

    first of all, most pics are not geotagged. iphone users can disable geotagging, so people won't know where the shots were taken.

    facial recognition technology has been around for a long time. if you're worried about governments using them, too late. they have been for a long time.

    so take a chill pill, and enjoy the iphoto '09. i know, i'm getting the mac box family pack as soon as i can. i have recently geotagged all the resorts along the white beach of boracay during the holidays, using my d300 and a gps accessory, which geotagged every resort/hotel/restaurant that i photographed. and i intend to share those for a visual guide of bora. see?! more benefits, less pranniness. ;)
     
  13. essay

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    slightly OT:

    I'm using a nikon D80, how do i take shots that automatically geotag the photos? Are there gadgets one should install?

    back to regular program:

    I'm definitely upgrading to iPhoto 09. I like the face recognition.
     
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    me, im on those prosumer camera, where's that geotagging device?

    that geotagging? catch me if you can
     
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    Regarding privacy, think of the positive side-bad people will be hunted easily.
    It's fine if you have nothing to hide, I mean why would you be afraid and hide if you are doing but good?
    If you happen to be a celebrity, then you should know even before being famous that your privacy will be taken away from you and that's the price of fame.
     
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    do you need to get a copy of iphoto 09 or will update do?
     
  17. rbenzon

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    There are GPS devices that can be attached to Nikon cameras (I am not familiar with the Canon series) from D200 or higher.

    For entry to mid-level DSLR, there are external devices such as the Photo Finder, which will allow users to geotag their photos. It is not a seamless a solution, but it gets the job done.
     
  18. PatrickGaerlan

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    Check out the TUAW article -- Hardware that supports iPhoto '09's geotagging.
     
  19. essay

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    @rbenzon & patrick

    thanks for the link. looking at them now.
     

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