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** See [http://privacypatterns.org/patterns/Strip-invisible-metadata privacypatterns.org: Strip invisible metadata]
** See [http://privacypatterns.org/patterns/Strip-invisible-metadata privacypatterns.org: Strip invisible metadata]
** A number of people have unintentionally released their geolocation through its inclusion in EXIF data attached to photographs uploaded to social networking sites like Twitter. Twitter now strip EXIF data and Flickr allow users to remove EXIF data if needed.
** A number of people have unintentionally released their geolocation through its inclusion in EXIF data attached to photographs uploaded to social networking sites like Twitter. Twitter now strip EXIF data and Flickr allow users to remove EXIF data if needed.
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* Wikipedia's [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Persondata persondata] template
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** Contains invisible data. Not necessarily updated when someone dies or when errors are found.
== related ==
== related ==

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Invisible data or metadata for that matter is undesirable. The general problem with invisible data is that being invisible, nobody sees when it's wrong. If something is wrong on a web page and it's visible, a visitor can see it, a page author (without technical abilities) can see it. Invisible data doesn't get seen and errors inside it are not found as easily as visible data is.

See Principles of visibility and human friendliness.

Also known as, "dark data", "meta tags", "side files".

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invisible data considered harmful was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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