I Know Where Your Cat Lives

This is eye-opening:

[Owen Mundy] was using Instagram like everybody and photographing… [his] life. And it never occurred to [him] that [his] phone was geotagging all the photographs with the location and including that information and uploading that.

The surprise drove Mundy to create the website,
I Know Where Your Cat Lives. He took pictures publicly shared on photo sites like Instagram and Flickr—photos tagged with the word cat.

He then used the location data embedded in those pictures to place them on a Google map. And we should say he gathered a million of these cat photos. Well, every so often it’s someone dressed in a catsuit.

Read/listen:
Meet the Guy Who’s Putting Your Cat on the Map {npr}