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Flickr Beefs Up Privacy with “Geofences”

Flickr introduced an innovative location-based privacy feature today called “geofences“. It’s a way of assigning default privacy settings to certain locations for geotagged photographs. For example, you can assign a geofence with a certain radius around your home, and automatically set those photos’ location data to only be visible to your friends and family. Each user can have up to 10 geofences, and existing photographs are automatically updated to new geofence privacy settings.


 
 
  • iPad User

    Nice, but where the hell is the iPad app for Flickr!?

  • iPad User

    Nice, but where the hell is the iPad app for Flickr!?

  • http://twitter.com/whitehotphoenix White Hot Phoenix

    Is flickr finally realizing they are going to be left in the dust if they don’t get it together?

  • Jan

    don’t really care about the feature but it’s good that flickr finally comes with some new stuff.

  • Jan

    don’t really care about the feature but it’s good that flickr finally comes with some new stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/max1018 Max Hawkins

    FlickStackr is a great app both for iPhone/iPad.

  • Adam

    Great, until someone maps your photo locations and there’s circular holes of no photos with your house at the center…

  • Dave

    You know what would be a much better feature is to be able to set certain photos to only be viewed while the viewer is inside a geographic location. “I have this pretty personal set of photos, you can only view them if you are inside or within 100 feet of my house” or “I took these pictures of a new prototype product and I want my coworkers input, the photos can only be viewed from inside the office.” Might be tough to do considering the ability of proxies, but that would be great.