Most modern browsers implement the geolocation API aas defined by the W3C which enables browsers to detect the geographic location of the device. This enables web services that rely on location information to function correctly. The specification doesn’t define the location sources but the following are commonly used:
If you are connected to IVPN the IP address lookup should return the location of the VPN server. However, if your browser is configured to use any of the alternate location sources then your actual location may be revealed to web services. Most commonly your Wi-Fi network information will be used as there are large databases that map Wi-Fi networks to a geographic location (usually created by cars with GPS & Wi-Fi e.g. Google Street View cars).
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For further information see Google’s location sharing page.
For further information see the Firefox Location-Aware Browsing page.
Never Allow Websites To Request Your Physical Location.
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Locationand toggle location to
For further information see the Windows 10 location service and privacy: FAQ.
System Preferencesfrom the Apple () menu.
Security & Privacyicon in the System Preferences window.
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