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can location where photo was taken be known without metadata

by robertlikesjaffacakes / August 5, 2013 4:44 AM PDT

i was wondering are there ways in which the location of where a photo was taken, even if the metadata (location etc. info) was removed from the picture, could be found out? Please reply because i need to know
Thank you Happy
by the way this is if the photo was taken on an android phone.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2013 4:47 AM PDT

We also have Steganography ( ) where we can embed data. I won't digress into how that works as we have the web for that information.

Beyond that we have the old school method where you have folk look at the photos for clues about the whereabouts.

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And let's not forget CIQ.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2013 4:54 AM PDT

It's the usual Android Phone and with that mother of all root kits we are unsure just how much information our phones share with the motherships.

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