Photographers beat Facebook in court: Social media giant ordered to stop removing metadata in Germany



Facebook strips metadata from photographs and images when you upload them. The popular social site has not officially commented on this, but there are some potentially good reasons for their doing so. The site is used by over a billion people per day and many of them upload photos with potentially private information, such as GPS data, tucked away in the metadata. Perhaps to protect their users' privacy, Facebook removes all the metadata.

The problem, at least for photographers, is that they might want to keep the metadata,…

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