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Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. PART 2




[]BROWSERS

Apart from Edge, which has to be tweaked from the W10 OS, most browsers can have their location services disabled through their menu. I cannot list EVERY browser in existence here, as I have a life. If you have other browser location tweaks, please share.

CHROME
1. Click on Chrome’s menu and select the cog symbol – SETTINGS
2. Click the SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS link at the bottom. Don’t be afraid of the ‘advanced’ implication, this has been worded to scare off timid sheep from reclaiming their privacy.
3. Click the CONTENT SETTINGS button under PRIVACY. While we’re here, consider unchecking the boxes urging us to use web services to ‘resolve navigational errors’ or ‘prediction services’ to auto complete our searches. This is just more telemetry.
4. Scroll down to the LOCATION section and select DO NOT ALLOW ANY SITE TO TRACK YOUR PHYSICAL LOCATION.

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35th Chaos Communication Congress Live Streams


Keep Calm and use your Towel.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18768329
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Keep Calm and use your Towel.

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Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. PART 2




[]BROWSERS

Apart from Edge, which has to be tweaked from the W10 OS, most browsers can have their location services disabled through their menu. I cannot list EVERY browser in existence here, as I have a life. If you have other browser location tweaks, please share.

CHROME
1. Click on Chrome’s menu and select the cog symbol – SETTINGS
2. Click the SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS link at the bottom. Don’t be afraid of the ‘advanced’ implication, this has been worded to scare off timid sheep from reclaiming their privacy.
3. Click the CONTENT SETTINGS button under PRIVACY. While we’re here, consider unchecking the boxes urging us to use web services to ‘resolve navigational errors’ or ‘prediction services’ to auto complete our searches. This is just more telemetry.
4. Scroll down to the LOCATION section and select DO NOT ALLOW ANY SITE TO TRACK YOUR PHYSICAL LOCATION.

FIREFOX

There a... mehr anzeigen

 
Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. Part 1


Convenience is often the enemy of privacy, with the internet and our devices, but location services are a feature that can allow many exploits.

A large industry has grown around location data collection, which is covert and unregulated. Our location data is bought and sold many times between companies and corporations, either to trade with or capitalize on. Facebook has recently been in the news for developing patents that outline methods to track user movements and predict where and when users will be, through location services.

Many thanks to yoneda (mk@diaspod.de) for flagging this story up.
You can read the story's text on yoneda's page (without the original site’s excessive tracking and fingerprinting) on the federation here:

FaceBook issues patents on methods to track user movements through location services.... mehr anzeigen

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