Do home-brewed audio files record your GPS information?
January 30, 2014 8:42 PM Subscribe
I'm starting a podcast, and the following (slightly paranoid) thought occurred to me: would people be able to extract information about the location where I recorded and/or uploaded the audio? These will most likely be mp3s, recorded using Garageband on my computer.
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I recently found out that smartphone pictures can encode your GPS coordinates, so before I put myself out there for the great, wide world to hear, I thought I'd check on audio as well. Granted, I'll be using my computer to do this, not my phone, but since my computer's hooked up to the Internet and therefore recognizes my geographical location, I'd like to be on the safe side and make sure the podcast is as anonymous as possible.
I'm not sure how sophisticated Garageband is about knowing where you're situated in the world.
Recommendations welcome for the best way to go about this, and apologies if my concern is totally off-base -- in general, I just assume that I (a) have way less privacy than I think and (b) creepers are very sophisticated.