Location, location, location

I earned a degree in Information Technology about a decade ago, and I’m eternally grateful for this education. This has given me is the ability to understand how complex systems work, from software to the body to politics.

Let’s use a practical example that affects millions of people every day: the role of privacy policies on the iPhone. If you have Location Services enabled on the Camera app, your location will be embedded in the metadata of the photo.

This means that anyone who obtains a copy of the image can, with disturbing accuracy and ease, determine where the photo was taken. This isn’t just true of Apple products, it applies to most modern devices that take photos. To disable this delightful feature on iOS10, navigate to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Camera and set it to Never.

Now back to my boudoir photo shoot.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.