If you have photoshop, you can use "save for web" to strip EXIF data off your images. (The official reason is because this will make your file size smaller, which is typically a good thing for bandwidth, upload speed, page loads, etc.)
What you do is go to the "file" menu and click "save for web or devices."
Alternately, on a PC you can click (alt+f) and then release and press 'd'.
When you do that, you'll see something like this:
Look for the part about "metadata" and make sure it is set to "none":
I run EVERY picture I take through photoshop, crop it down to 800x600 at 72 dpi and then "save for web".
Once you've done it a few times, you can do the whole process of loading the image, quick color correction, cropping and saving in under a minute.
(I just made these images while typing this post.)