Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:33:36 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:23:27 GMT
An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:09:20 GMT
The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:08:50 GMT
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...Full Story >
President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.Full Story >
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Many picture takers snap selfies or capture cute, cuddly moments of their children and post them to social media sites.
Jennifer McKelvey said she does it and admits she's usually on a social media website just about everyday.
"Right now, I'm at my home and I've decided to take a picture and post in on Flickr," she said.
She also checks in on Facebook and is member of Flickr, so she agreed to participate in a FOX Carolina investigation on how safe her pictures and posts really are.
"Here are all the pictures that I've taken," she said as she pointed to her computer screen.
While McKelvey posed and posted pictures, several miles away at the Liquid Video Technology office in Easley, Deverne Werne, an information technology consultant, tracked her.
"You don't have to really be an experienced hacker or IT person in order to do that," Werne said. "We're going to go and find her Flickr account and find that picture and read the data from it and say this is where she's at."
He logged onto Flickr and searched for McKelvey's name. Once he found it, he was able to pull up her account and could see the pictures she just posted.
"So, I click "actually October" and it's going to show me a little picture of what she took," he said. "I was able to download this original picture of her and now that I have it, it contained all the meta data about where she was located."
Werne was able to get other information from the picture too.
"So, it was taken on an Apple iPhone," he said.
Without sharing all the information he found, he was able to get information that a predator or criminal could use to commit a crime.
"So, all I have to do is put those in Google Maps and I'll have her location," he said.
Werne was able to get an idea where McKelvey lives from the picture information.
"I was surprised that they were able to pinpoint me that closely," McKelvey said. "It makes you feel vulnerable."
McKelvey said she will make some changes when it comes to posting pictures.
"I'll definitely have a look at all my settings on all my devices and make sure my accounts are private," she said.
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Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryFull Story >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >