Photo detective

Use hidden information found in photographs to track cyber criminals

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Lesson overview

Nowadays, we take lots of photographs using our smartphones and digital cameras. In this lesson, you will find out that photographs store lots of information, including what camera you used, brand, and model. This is called Metadata. The GPS location of where the photo was taken is also stored in this Metadata. These coordinates can be used to show you exactly on the map where those images were taken. Using the metadata from 10 photographs, you will use the GPS coordinates to pin the locations on the map, enabling you to discover the hidden locations of the cyber criminals.

Objectives
  • First, you will collect metadata from 10 photographs

  • Next, you will use the GPS coordinates to pinpoint locations on the map

  • You will then be able to discover the hidden locations of the cyber criminals

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