BBC News is reporting that privacy was a major topic at this year’s Hackers on Planet Earth (“HOPE”) conference that was held in New York in July.  Participants spoke to the BBC about privacy vulnerabilities that they have discovered on various Internet sites.  For example, one participant discussed how GPS data embedded in digital photos users post online, combined with other information available in the photos and on the Internet, may reveal the exact locations where the users work, live and travel, as well as users’ real-time locations.  Participants explained that their goal is to identify the privacy vulnerabilities and provide information to others on how to protect their privacy online.  Hear the full interview.