MPs Unwittingly Reveal Their Home Addresses on Instagram


MPs who use the photo sharing social network Instagram have unwittingly revealed their home addresses to users of the app. Luciana Berger, Brandon Lewis and Mark Spencer have enabled a feature on Instagram called “Photo Map” that geotags the locations where photos of them carrying out various domestic activities were posted. It is easy for other Instagram users to zoom in on the “Photo Map” and see the exact house where the photo was taken. A case of over-sharing…

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