Did you know that when you share a photo online, you might be revealing the exact location of your home? Or that when you print a document, there are hidden dots on the page that reveal the exact printer the document came from?

Metadata is data about data. It’s attached to EVERY digital artifact, and when you share a digital file, you’re probably revealing a lot more information than intended.

How do you find this metadata and erase it? We’ll teach you in this video.

00:00 – Intro
01:26 – What is Metadata?
02:29 – Why is this important?
04:28 – How to Find Metadata
04:49 – How to Scrub Metadata (Easy)
06:55 – How to Scrub Metadata (Deep Dive)
07:47 – Other Digital Artifacts

Huge THANK YOU to David Huerta and the Freedom of the Press Foundation for their insight!

You can read more about metadata from their training guides:

Written by Will Sandoval and Naomi Brockwell
Edited by Lee Rennie

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Recommended Books:

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Lightening to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe!)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data)

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!! (or don’t use them at all)