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Did you know that your browser is geolocating you? This is how to turn it off for good.

 
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Location aware browsing is a huge privacy issue.

Basically what it does is every time you go to a website that requests your location your browser will give it geo-locating information such as IP addresses to let the requesting site track you to wherever you are.

There is a very simple process to turn this feature off for good.

In your browser's address bar, type in about:config. There will be a box that pops up that warns about warranty info expiring blah blah blah. Ignore this warning and click I will be careful.

When you get to this page, there will be a search window at the top. What you need to do is type this in that search window exactly as written here. Just copy and paste.

geo.enabled

It will search your files and that one file will be singled out and displayed at the top of your search window.
Double click it to turn it off. You should see the value n the window change from true to false.

You're all finished. You have totally blocked access to your geo-location feature in your browser.

Just remember, anytime you update Firefox, your settings will set back to default so you will have to set the number at zero again to stop it.

Something else I wanted to discuss with you as well...

Did you know that when you visit a website on the internet, your computer deposits a cookie that lets the new website know what site you arrived there from.

So say you were looking at porn and then came to GLP, GLP would know which porn site you came from before you arrived.

Not exactly private but there is an easy fix.

We're going to do the same as last time by typing about:config into your browser's address bar.

Once you get in, type this into the search bar at the top.

network.http.sendRefererHeader

When the file is isolated, right click it, click modify and set the number value to 0 (zero).

That's it, you have stopped your browser from giving referrer information to the next site you visit. Again, remember that if you ever update your browser, you will have to do this over again so make a note to self.

If you have any questions, I will be glad to help.
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What about Crome and IE9 ??
Thanks for firefox
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Re: Did you know that your browser is geolocating you? This is how to turn it off for good.
its disabled default morans!!

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How do I undo a permission granted to a site?

If you've given Firefox permission to always give your location to a site and later change your mind, you can easily revoke that permission. Here's how:

Navigate to the site to which you've given permission
Go to the Tools menu, then select Page Info
Select the Permissions tab
Change the setting for Share Location

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Most people keep their Firefox up to date.

The new versions are set to default on.
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02/07/2013 03:31 PM
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Re: Did you know that your browser is geolocating you? This is how to turn it off for good.
Location aware browsing is a huge privacy issue.

Basically what it does is every time you go to a website that requests your location your browser will give it geo-locating information such as IP addresses to let the requesting site track you to wherever you are.

There is a very simple process to turn this feature off for good.

In your browser's address bar, type in about:config. There will be a box that pops up that warns about warranty info expiring blah blah blah. Ignore this warning and click I will be careful.

When you get to this page, there will be a search window at the top. What you need to do is type this in that search window exactly as written here. Just copy and paste.

geo.enabled

It will search your files and that one file will be singled out and displayed at the top of your search window.
Double click it to turn it off. You should see the value n the window change from true to false.

You're all finished. You have totally blocked access to your geo-location feature in your browser.

Just remember, anytime you update Firefox, your settings will set back to default so you will have to set the number at zero again to stop it.

Something else I wanted to discuss with you as well...

Did you know that when you visit a website on the internet, your computer deposits a cookie that lets the new website know what site you arrived there from.

So say you were looking at porn and then came to GLP, GLP would know which porn site you came from before you arrived.

Not exactly private but there is an easy fix.

We're going to do the same as last time by typing about:config into your browser's address bar.

Once you get in, type this into the search bar at the top.

network.http.sendRefererHeader

When the file is isolated, right click it, click modify and set the number value to 0 (zero).

That's it, you have stopped your browser from giving referrer information to the next site you visit. Again, remember that if you ever update your browser, you will have to do this over again so make a note to self.

If you have any questions, I will be glad to help.
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What about Crome and IE9 ??
Thanks for firefox
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I posted them both in previous posts. thumbs
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02/07/2013 03:34 PM
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Re: Did you know that your browser is geolocating you? This is how to turn it off for good.
Location aware browsing is a huge privacy issue.

Basically what it does is every time you go to a website that requests your location your browser will give it geo-locating information such as IP addresses to let the requesting site track you to wherever you are.

There is a very simple process to turn this feature off for good.

In your browser's address bar, type in about:config. There will be a box that pops up that warns about warranty info expiring blah blah blah. Ignore this warning and click I will be careful.

When you get to this page, there will be a search window at the top. What you need to do is type this in that search window exactly as written here. Just copy and paste.

geo.enabled

It will search your files and that one file will be singled out and displayed at the top of your search window.
Double click it to turn it off. You should see the value n the window change from true to false.

You're all finished. You have totally blocked access to your geo-location feature in your browser.

Just remember, anytime you update Firefox, your settings will set back to default so you will have to set the number at zero again to stop it.

Something else I wanted to discuss with you as well...

Did you know that when you visit a website on the internet, your computer deposits a cookie that lets the new website know what site you arrived there from.

So say you were looking at porn and then came to GLP, GLP would know which porn site you came from before you arrived.

Not exactly private but there is an easy fix.

We're going to do the same as last time by typing about:config into your browser's address bar.

Once you get in, type this into the search bar at the top.

network.http.sendRefererHeader

When the file is isolated, right click it, click modify and set the number value to 0 (zero).

That's it, you have stopped your browser from giving referrer information to the next site you visit. Again, remember that if you ever update your browser, you will have to do this over again so make a note to self.

If you have any questions, I will be glad to help.
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Thank You!

It was easy!
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I thought for a minute it said that my bowser was gelcoating me.

That's what I thought!

Otherwise I'll have to come round your house and bamboo your dining room.
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02/07/2013 03:43 PM
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I do plan on doing an encryption tutorial but it isn't as easy as what my past threads have been.

I'm still working on it and I'll get it up as soon as it's finished.

In the meantime I will be doing the simple fixes for you.

Enjoy!
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Dont forget to add Better PRivacy and NoScript as add ons, and add browser.cache.memory.capacity and set it to 2000000 and disable disk caching for RAM only browsing, and turn off page file and set temp folders to a RAM disk and all of that to make an SSD last forever
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I do plan on doing an encryption tutorial but it isn't as easy as what my past threads have been.

I'm still working on it and I'll get it up as soon as it's finished.

In the meantime I will be doing the simple fixes for you.

Enjoy!
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Dont forget to add Better PRivacy and NoScript as add ons, and add browser.cache.memory.capacity and set it to 2000000 and disable disk caching for RAM only browsing, and turn off page file and set temp folders to a RAM disk and all of that to make an SSD last forever
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also, dontforget that Emsisoft Emergency Kit is the worlds best scanner and adds like 20,000 new definitions per day + has a dual scanning engine of two kinds + has direct disk access + has the higest detection rate in the world of any tested scanner
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Dont forget to add Better PRivacy and NoScript as add ons, and add browser.cache.memory.capacity and set it to 2000000 and disable disk caching for RAM only browsing, and turn off page file and set temp folders to a RAM disk and all of that to make an SSD last forever


Love this stuff. OP-AC are you writing this down.......just kidding.

Edit: OP-AC....wouldn't be the worst name.

Edit: OP-AC...short for Operation-Action.

Last Edited by DeadBeacon on 02/07/2013 04:00 PM
:Canadian F::State of Texas:

"Misunderestimating is only 5/4 th's of the problem"!

"Some choose to hear, few decide to listen".

"Question what you know and know why you question".

"GLP will never be the sane...uhhh...same".

"The markets will determine the fate of government intervention, not government intervening in the market".
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Dont forget to add Better PRivacy and NoScript as add ons, and add browser.cache.memory.capacity and set it to 2000000 and disable disk caching for RAM only browsing, and turn off page file and set temp folders to a RAM disk and all of that to make an SSD last forever
 Quoting: DeadBeacon


Love this stuff. OP-AC are you writing this down.......just kidding.


integer thats what you have to add that one as, an Integer

in the filter of about:config type this:

browser.cache.

then set disk capacity to 0 and disk enable to false

then add browser.cache.memory.capacity as an Interger and set it to whatever large number thats 7 digits
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Looked for your post about IE9 OP but couldn't see it. I figure if you Click Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab > Check 'Never allow websites to request your physical locations' it has the same result?

edit: and click 'clear sites' after checking 'Never allow websites to request your physical locations' and restart IE

Last Edited by <ambiguous> on 02/07/2013 03:59 PM
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Dont forget to add Better PRivacy and NoScript as add ons, and add browser.cache.memory.capacity and set it to 2000000 and disable disk caching for RAM only browsing, and turn off page file and set temp folders to a RAM disk and all of that to make an SSD last forever
 Quoting: DeadBeacon


Love this stuff. OP-AC are you writing this down.......just kidding.

Edit: OP-AC....wouldn't be the worst name.

Edit: OP-AC...short for Operation-Action.


I like it. ohyeah
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Looked for your post about IE9 OP but couldn't see it. I figure if you Click Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab > Check 'Never allow websites to request your physical locations' it has the same result?

edit: and click 'clear sites' after checking 'Never allow websites to request your physical locations' and restart IE
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You got it. thumbs
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02/07/2013 04:20 PM
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Unplug your modem if you dont want to be located.
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Uhhhhhhhhhhhh........then what?
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Thats it, they cant find you then. Take the cell phone battery out too.
Don't blame the puppet in the white house, blame the system he came up in.

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02/07/2013 04:23 PM
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I'm thinking of doing a general computer repair/advice thread to help out with day to day computer issues.

I spend a LOT of time on GLP so I would be able to actively watch the thread for issues people are having. I'm no computer scientist, but I have picked up a few things over time that a lot of people don't really know about.

Let me know what you guys think!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33873648


Thanks for the help, I am computer illiterate for the most part, never took the time to learn as it developed because it's hard to keep up with all of the new tech.
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I am in the same boat as you pal. I usually use my smartphone for website browsing and keep my pc for business or if I want to do some proper research on a topic.
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"God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, & always, well informed... If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty... Let them take arms... What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. " - Thomas Jefferson in 1787
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can someone link me up with this guys other tutorials. i would like to learn a few things of what he is showing.
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Unplug your modem if you dont want to be located.
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Uhhhhhhhhhhhh........then what?
 Quoting: DeadBeacon


Thats it, they cant find you then. Take the cell phone battery out too.
 Quoting: Dr. Gucci


I guess what I was trying to get at is, in this day and age it's not very realistic. We're all tied to electronics......like this very moment.
:Canadian F::State of Texas:

"Misunderestimating is only 5/4 th's of the problem"!

"Some choose to hear, few decide to listen".

"Question what you know and know why you question".

"GLP will never be the sane...uhhh...same".

"The markets will determine the fate of government intervention, not government intervening in the market".
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Most of these smartphone free apps are conditional on surrendering your location. Anyway around that one ?.
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Thread: This week, I'm going to show you how to find out if you are being actively tracked online and how to block it permanently.

Thread: If you think that erasing your internet files with a program protects you...think again.

Thread: Guys, I have figured out how they turn on your webcams and mics to spy on you...AND how to block it permanently.
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what about Internet Explorer
about:config does nothing
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lmao

You still use that shit?
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Most of these smartphone free apps are conditional on surrendering your location. Anyway around that one ?.
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Try to find the app download at another site OR download them as a torrent as an .apk file copied from your PC to your device and manually install it.
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Most of these smartphone free apps are conditional on surrendering your location. Anyway around that one ?.
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Try to find the app download at another site OR download them as a torrent as an .apk file copied from your PC to your device and manually install it.
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Sometimes you can find the individual .apk file if you just do a search with the <appname>.apk.
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Are we allowed to talk about torrents here if we don't specifically name what we're going to download?

Just a how to.
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Are we allowed to talk about torrents here if we don't specifically name what we're going to download?

Just a how to.
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I'm not sure. Should be a Mod in about 1 1/2 hours.
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"Misunderestimating is only 5/4 th's of the problem"!

"Some choose to hear, few decide to listen".

"Question what you know and know why you question".

"GLP will never be the sane...uhhh...same".

"The markets will determine the fate of government intervention, not government intervening in the market".
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Wtf, thanks OP... I shut off my ff and turned it on again and its going at warp speed... Wish I've known this years ago, by then I've given the watchers an eyeful...

Screw you, spies...
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Are we allowed to talk about torrents here if we don't specifically name what we're going to download?

Just a how to.
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I'm not sure. Should be a Mod in about 1 1/2 hours.
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Lots of results on a search of torrents at GLP but they don't really get much attention.

I wonder if it's because people don't know how to use them or if everybody knows how to use them and just don't ever view the threads.

Surely most people know about torrents by now, right? 1dunno1
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Thanks OP for the reminder! hf





Speed up your Firefox


about:config


Several tweaks required for this

Config name: network.http.pipelining
Default: False
Modified value: True

Config name: network.http.proxy.pipelining
Default: False
Modified value: True

Config name: network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Default: 4
Modified value: any value higher than 4, but not more than 8

Config name: network.http.max-connections
Default: 30
Modified value: 96

Config name: network.http.max-connections-per-server
Default: 15
Modified value: 32
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This one is worth repeating. Excellent!!!! Mid-page 4 for those coming on later tonight.
:Canadian F::State of Texas:

"Misunderestimating is only 5/4 th's of the problem"!

"Some choose to hear, few decide to listen".

"Question what you know and know why you question".

"GLP will never be the sane...uhhh...same".

"The markets will determine the fate of government intervention, not government intervening in the market".
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Wtf, thanks OP... I shut off my ff and turned it on again and its going at warp speed... Wish I've known this years ago, by then I've given the watchers an eyeful...

Screw you, spies...
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Thanks OP for the reminder! hf





Speed up your Firefox


about:config


Several tweaks required for this

Config name: network.http.pipelining
Default: False
Modified value: True

Config name: network.http.proxy.pipelining
Default: False
Modified value: True

Config name: network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Default: 4
Modified value: any value higher than 4, but not more than 8

Config name: network.http.max-connections
Default: 30
Modified value: 96

Config name: network.http.max-connections-per-server
Default: 15
Modified value: 32
 Quoting: ..11:11..


This one is worth repeating. Excellent!!!! Mid-page 4 for those coming on later tonight.
 Quoting: DeadBeacon


Absolutely! I forgot to thank that guy for posting that.

Excellent info for people with slower computers.

Thanks man!
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Thanks OP for the reminder! hf





Speed up your Firefox


about:config


Several tweaks required for this

Config name: network.http.pipelining
Default: False
Modified value: True

Config name: network.http.proxy.pipelining
Default: False
Modified value: True

Config name: network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
Default: 4
Modified value: any value higher than 4, but not more than 8

Config name: network.http.max-connections
Default: 30
Modified value: 96

Config name: network.http.max-connections-per-server
Default: 15
Modified value: 32
 Quoting: ..11:11..


This one is worth repeating. Excellent!!!! Mid-page 4 for those coming on later tonight.
 Quoting: DeadBeacon


Absolutely! I forgot to thank that guy for posting that.

Excellent info for people with slower computers.

Thanks man!
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