Posts Tagged ‘security’

Flickr Announces Geofences: Privacy for Geotagged Photos

Flickr has just announced a new privacy feature for geotagged photos, called Geofences. Over 300 million photos and videos have been geotagged by Flickr members so far, and the engineers wanted to make managing privacy of these geotagged shots easier for the community. Instances in which you might want to conceal your photo’s location include: shots taken at home or at the private residence of someone else whose exact location you don’t feel comfortable broadcasting to the world at large. According to one Flickr engineer, who helped develop the new feature, “Geofences are special locations that deserve their own geo privacy settings. Simply draw a circle on a map, choose a geo privacy setting for that area, and you’re done. Existing photos in that location are updated with your new setting, and any time you geotag a photo in that area, it gets that setting too.” This saves the photographer the hassle of tweaking default geo settings every time she uploads media taken in a location she has deemed private.

Read all about Geofences, from the inception of the idea to the technical details on the Code: Flickr Developer Blog.

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Gary Fong GearGuard Lens Lock

Gary Fong has announced that their new GearGuard Lens Lock for Canon and Nikon brand lenses is now available. At $29.95, these locks are meant to give the pro photographer security and peace of mind when out in the field. “Once the Lens Lock is attached to the camera’s rear optic, the irremovable device renders the lens useless to thieves,” according to the manufacturer. ” When twisted into place, the Lens Lock releases ‘teeth’ that anchor the security cap to the bayonet on the lens mount for a flawless fit.  Made of industrial strength plastic, the Lens Lock can be paired with the GearGuard Security Cable and Combination Lock and attached to a secure anchor point for safe storage or attached to other gear inside a camera bag for added protection and loss prevention.”

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