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iOS apps can read metadata revealing users' location histories

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The OS could allow apps access to temporary copies of the files that have the EXIF information blanked, unless you choose to allow the app "photo metadata" permissions - that's what you'd use for something backing up photos or copying them off the device.

Sounds like iOS and likely Android both will need to do some tweaking in how they handle photos, as this would reveal a LOT of information about those who take a lot of pictures.

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