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Downloading Carousel for iPad

Nov 30, 2011 4:01 PM

Tags: #carousel

Why does the company that distributes the software NEED to know your location to upload photos or run program? In my line of work, operational security is paramount. They don't NEED to know where I am or where I take my photo's. As easily as programs are hacked, anyone can gain access and know when I'm home or not. And if this is 'policy' it needs to change for public safety.

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    Dec 3, 2011 12:43 AM   in reply to sfcprokopf

    Maybe I have misunderstood your question, but when iOS asks for permission to know your location to access photos, it's the location in the photos the ask for. Since the location is stored inside the photo as all other EXIF tags, I believe Carousel requires this in order to not strip away any metadata from the photo

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    Dec 4, 2011 4:21 PM   in reply to sfcprokopf

    What you are seeing is the standard "location services" permission request from iOS, and you'll see it in other photos apps, too.  The text is provided by Apple, and it's meant to inform the user that if your photos contain location data, the app that you grant access to will be able to see the location data in photos you import.  This is completely normal for any app that imports photos. Unfortunately, the text in the alert is misleading, as it suggests the app actually wants to track your location.  Please rest assured that Carousel does not track your location, nor does Carousel have any interest whatsoever in knowing your location!  In order for Carousel to let you import photos, it has to be granted permission to read from your photo library. 


    -Sumner Paine, product manager

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