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Gingersnap
04-07-2011, 03:07 PM
[02] How to Disable Geolocation in Specific Programs
Geolocation is a rather secret feature of some browsers and toolbars. It allows the creator of that program to get a fix on the location of your computer to within a few meters of where you actually live. For the potential dangers read the article from BBC News entitled 'Web attack knows where you live' here.

The question is therefore how to effectively disable this feature. At this moment this site offers solutions for Apple Safari, Firefox, Flock, Google Chrome, Google Toolbar, Opera and Twitter.

[01] Apple Safari:
• Goto the ‘Display a menu of Genenal Safari settings’(the little cogwheel on the right of the toolbar)
• Goto ‘Preferences’
• Goto ‘Security’
• Uncheck ‘Allow websites to ask for location information’

[02] Comodo Dragon:
• Goto the ‘Customize and control Comodo Dragon' icon (the little grey wrench on the top right)
• Goto ‘Options’
• Goto ‘Under the Bonnet’
• Choose ‘Content Settings’
• Choose ‘Location’
• Check ‘Do not allow any site to track my physical location’

[03] Facebook (initially just for the iPhone client):
• Goto Privacy Settings
• Click ‘Custom’
• Click ‘Custom Settings’
• Disable ‘Places I check in’
• Disable ‘People here now’
• Disable ‘Friends can check me in to places’

[04] Flock:
[a] Flock from version 3.0 is based on Google Chrome and therefore needs the same steps to disable geolocation
• Goto the ‘Customize and control Flock icon (the little gray menu-like icon on the top right)
• Follow the steps as described by Google Chrome
[b] Flock up to version 2.6 is based on Mozilla Firefox and therefore needs the same steps to disable geolocation.

[05] Google Chrome:
• Goto the ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’ icon (the little blue wrench on the top right)
• Goto ‘Options’
• Goto ‘Under the Bonnet’
• Choose ‘Content Settings’
• Choose ‘Location’
• Check ‘Do not allow any site to track my physical location’

More at the link.

No Geolocation (http://no-geolocation.blogspot.com/2010/08/01-what-is-geolocation_08.html)

Articulate_Ape
04-07-2011, 03:11 PM
Too late, baby, we know where you are. :p

JB
04-07-2011, 08:03 PM
Internet Explorer:
Internet Explorer does not have a geolocation feature (yet).

Gingersnap
04-07-2011, 08:38 PM
Internet Explorer:
Internet Explorer does not have a geolocation feature (yet).

People use IE? :confused:

JB
04-07-2011, 08:57 PM
People use IE? :confused:Only about 1/2 the people that surf do.

Articulate_Ape
04-07-2011, 09:00 PM
Only about 1/2 the people that surf do.

The failing half.

JB
04-07-2011, 09:06 PM
The failing half.Go Chrome a Comodo Dragon.

Articulate_Ape
04-07-2011, 09:20 PM
Go Chrome a Comodo Dragon.

It's Komodo, snowman.

JB
04-07-2011, 09:27 PM
It's Komodo, snowman.Not in the manner I used it, Linda.

Comodo Dragon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comodo_Dragon_(web_browser))

And now, a simple "my bad" on your part will suffice.

fettpett
04-08-2011, 12:14 AM
nice.


anyone that uses IE is just ignorant or dumb, worst browser ever

Zafod
04-08-2011, 12:54 PM
nice.


anyone that uses IE is just ignorant or dumb, worst browser ever

ehem.

or they dont give two shits what browser they use, like me.....

Articulate_Ape
04-08-2011, 01:04 PM
Not in the manner I used it, Linda.

Comodo Dragon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comodo_Dragon_(web_browser))

And now, a simple "my bad" on your part will suffice.


That just proves that you aren't the only bad speller out there. :p

ralph wiggum
04-08-2011, 01:47 PM
nice.


anyone that uses IE is just ignorant or dumb, worst browser ever

Some of us are required to use IE. I can't install any other browser without IT permission.

I use Firefox when I'm on a non-work computer.

fettpett
04-08-2011, 01:47 PM
ehem.

or they dont give two shits what browser they use, like me.....

don't come bitching when your computer gets hacked, infected or crashes due to malware :p

fettpett
04-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Some of us are required to use IE. I can't install any other browser without IT permission.

I use Firefox when I'm on a non-work computer.

well work computers are different, but that just shows stupidity on the part of the IT department

Zafod
04-08-2011, 02:13 PM
don't come bitching when your computer gets hacked, infected or crashes due to malware :p

has.

yet.

to.

happen......


I know how to protect my shit....

JB
04-08-2011, 04:48 PM
That just proves that you aren't the only bad speller out there. :pYour ignorance of available browsers does not me a bad speller make. ;)

ralph wiggum
04-08-2011, 05:00 PM
Your ignorance of available browsers does not me a bad speller make. ;)

Me fail English? That's unpossible.

Articulate_Ape
04-08-2011, 05:39 PM
Your ignorance of available browsers does not me a bad speller make. ;)

Let's not bring my ignorance into this. That's an entirely different issue.