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Web photos may reveal user locations. Users who upload photos from their mobile phones to the Internet may be sharing more than they bargained for: geotags embedded in the files could reveal exactly where the photo was taken, according to the New York Times. The tags are embedded in all photos taken with GPS-enabled smartphones, but are invisible to the casual user. In order to disable the feature a user must generally navigate several menus, and doing so may disable all GPS features on a phone.

Cisco sounds cautious note. The company “provided more evidence of the recent rebound in corporate technology spending, but its quarterly results also reinforced jitters that the pace may be slowing,” according to the WSJ. The company reported a 79 percent profit increase in its fiscal fourth quarter, while revenue rose 27 percent.

Number punch

15 — The number of patches Microsoft has issued in August in security updates, according to Next Gov. This is a monthly record for the company.


GARDEN STATE — Where do you go when your life is thrust into the headlines and taken over by one of the largest controversies to hit the technology world this year? New Jersey. WSJ reports that Jodie Fisher, “the woman at the center of the [HP] scandal, has traded a life in Hollywood to work as a branch manager at a New Jersey staffing agency run by her mother.” She has alleged she was sexually harassed by the company’s chief executive Mark Hurd, who resigned.