Author Topic: IP location and VPN  (Read 7310 times)

Offline Radaghast

  • Star Group
  • Comodo's Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 4068
Re: IP location and VPN
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2012, 05:51:09 AM »
hmm just tried on google chrome with - Do not allow any site to track my physical location- enabled and I was hidden,
I noticed that when I visited this site for the !st time there is a message asking if you will allow it to track your location...the difference been on the Dragon I initially allowed this where as on G chrome I didnt.
Also after reading googles location tracking info, apparently they use local WIFI points to assist in "placing" you maybe thats whats happening here ??? other than that still scratching my head  ???
will rerport TB's response
Thanx MW

Indeed, that's why I asked the question earlier. I don't use WiFi any more, then again we've not had a visit from Google spy cars either :)
“Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right. If everything did, you’d be out of a job.”

Offline mw74

  • Comodo Loves me
  • ****
  • Posts: 165
  • stand out from the crowd-blend into the masses
Re: IP location and VPN
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2012, 06:01:10 AM »
Quote
Indeed, that's why I asked the question earlier. I don't use WiFi any more, then again we've not had a visit from Google spy cars either

 :D
well I feel a bit better now, as I said no other site can place me, think I myt have enabled a super cookie or something ???
As far as Google...I think startingpage.com/diconnect/ghostery/dragon are a good start
Thanx again for your time
MW
CIS 6 beta
MBAM
Hitman pro
W7

Offline Radaghast

  • Star Group
  • Comodo's Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 4068
Re: IP location and VPN
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2012, 06:15:55 AM »
:D
well I feel a bit better now, as I said no other site can place me, think I myt have enabled a super cookie or something ???
As far as Google...I think startingpage.com/diconnect/ghostery/dragon are a good start
Thanx again for your time
MW

If you've had Google street view cars in your location, and you use a WiFi router, they probably will have snagged the MAC address, this can also be used for tracking purposes.

Quote
If you allow Google Chrome to share your location with a site, the browser will send local network information to Google Location Services to get an estimate of your location. The browser can then share your location with the requesting site. The local network information used by Google Location Services to estimate your location includes information about visible WiFi access points, including their signal strength; information about your local router; your computer's IP address. The accuracy and coverage of Google Location Services will vary by location.

Google Chrome saves your location information so that it can be easily retrieved. This information is periodically updated; the frequency of updates depends on changes to your local network information.

If you do not want Google Chrome to contact Google Location Services, select "Do not allow any site to track my physical location" as your default permission for location requests or do not click Allow in location request prompts.

For more information on how your information is protected, see our Privacy Policy. You should also examine a website's privacy policy before sharing your location with them.
“Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right. If everything did, you’d be out of a job.”

Offline mw74

  • Comodo Loves me
  • ****
  • Posts: 165
  • stand out from the crowd-blend into the masses
Re: IP location and VPN
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2012, 06:38:57 AM »
Quote
If you've had Google street view cars in your location, and you use a WiFi router, they probably will have snagged the MAC address, this can also be used for tracking purposes.

Im trying to find out....suspect we have  >:(
looks like I myt be giving up the WIFI
 
CIS 6 beta
MBAM
Hitman pro
W7

Offline mw74

  • Comodo Loves me
  • ****
  • Posts: 165
  • stand out from the crowd-blend into the masses
Re: IP location and VPN
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2012, 08:22:10 AM »
Ok TB got back to me.... this is a browser feature. In short, your browser can determine your location based on wifi networks near your pc (as well as your IP address). Note however that you have to give explicit permission for your browser to use this feature

Good news  :D
as i suspected as I initially gave permission to track my location
MW
CIS 6 beta
MBAM
Hitman pro
W7

 

Seo4Smf 2.0 © SmfMod.Com | Smf Destek