Jul 242014
 
 July 24, 2014  Online

Aaron Mamiite reports:

A website that tracks and shows the locations of cats through pictures posted on the Internet is revealing online privacy issues.

Owen Mundy, an assistant professor of art at Florida State University, used cat pictures and a supercomputer to build the “I Know Where Your Cat Lives” website, which pinpoints the locations of the cats found in the pictures.

The issue, however, lies in the fact that as the website traces the location of the cat, then the location of the cat’s owner is revealed as well.

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