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Someone accessed my location from my files

Someone accessed my location from my files

Maiakami
Explorer | Level 3

Somehow someone I shared my files with was able to find a map with my exact location. Is there a way to turn this off???

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Re: Someone accessed my location from my files

Lori
Dropboxer
Hey @Maiakami, let's see what we can find on this together!

When you say they were able to find a map of your location, can you provide me with some more info on this? 

When sharing content through Dropbox, people shouldn't be able to find your precise location, however if you're worried I suggest checking this article, right here.

Let me know what you find!

Lori
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Re: Someone accessed my location from my files

Maiakami
Explorer | Level 3
Someone I shared a file with sent me a screenshot that shows my exact location on a map. I'm asking him more details about how he accessed it. And I will try to post the screenshot

Re: Someone accessed my location from my files

Maiakami
Explorer | Level 3

Here's a link to the screenshot he sent me:

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Re: Someone accessed my location from my files

Mark
Super User II

Hi @Maiakami 

 

That link was really helpful - thank you, however, for obvious reasons I've removed it. 

 

So the data for that location is in the photo you shared. Your location tracking settings are obviously turned on on your camera so it is adding that data to the properties of the picture. 

 

Dropbox has just shared the file as you told it to.... that information would be visible however you shared it (email, Dropbox, iCloud etc.)


 


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Re: Someone accessed my location from my files

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @Maiakami, @Mark is correct, your camera app saves this map metadata in the image itself, so this isn't a Dropbox matter since the photo already had the data on it.

If you want to remove it, then you can see if there's a method to disable the option to save locations when taking images in the future in your camera app.

Hope this helps to clarify matters!

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