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  1. #1 How to Disable Geolocation in Specific Programs 
    [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’
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    Too late, baby, we know where you are. :p
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    Internet Explorer:
    Internet Explorer does not have a geolocation feature (yet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Internet Explorer:
    Internet Explorer does not have a geolocation feature (yet).
    People use IE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    People use IE?
    Only about 1/2 the people that surf do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Only about 1/2 the people that surf do.
    The failing half.
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    The failing half.
    Go Chrome a Comodo Dragon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Go Chrome a Comodo Dragon.
    It's Komodo, snowman.
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    It's Komodo, snowman.
    Not in the manner I used it, Linda.

    Comodo Dragon

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


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