What is "Spoof Geolocation" extension and how does it work?
The "Spoof Geolocation" extension allows you to change the reported geographic location data, even if you have disabled this feature in your browser settings. To enable access to geographic location data, use the right-click context menu on the browser action button. When a webpage requests your geographic location, the extension will ask for the latitude and longitude values. You can check the current data by going to webbrowsertools.com/geolocation. The extension's icon will turn blue if it reports the spoofed GEO data, and it will turn red if the request is blocked. The icon includes a green dot if the website is in the exception list.
The extension creates a polyfill "geolocation" object when your browser does not support geographic location data. For instance if your browser or operating system is blocking the access. When a request for geographic location data is received, the extension will search its internal storage for the latitude and longitude values. You will get a prompt to enter the values once if no data is present. Make sure to include at least four decimal digits in the prompt box, as some websites may ignore reported geographic data with fewer digits.
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How can I use this extension to prevent fingerprinting?
To use the "Spoof Geolocation" extension, simply install it and visit a website that requires geographic location data. You can test the extension by using the right-click menu on the action button to open a test webpage. When a website requests your geographic location, the extension opens a prompt and asks for the latitude and longitude values. These values will be stored in the extension's internal storage and will be used to report your geographic location to websites as needed.
What's new in this version?
Please check the Logs section.
Is it possible to update the latitude and longitude values?
To reset the latitude and longitude values used by the "Spoof Geolocation" extension, use the "Reset GEO data" option in the right-click context menu on the action button. The extension will prompt you for new values when they are needed.
Can I only enable this extension on selected websites?
By default, the "Spoof Geolocation" extension spoofs the geographic location data of all websites. If you only want the extension to work on certain websites, you can use the browser's built-in "This can read and change site data" option in the right-click context menu to limit the extension's access to specific hostnames.
What is the meaning of the action button's colors?
The "Spoof Geolocation" extension's icon is gray by default, indicating that the current webpage has not requested geographic location data. The icon will turn red if the extension blocks a website's request for geographic location data. The icon will turn blue in case the extension reports faked data in response to a website's request for geographic location data. If a website is on the exception list and requests geographic location data, the icon will include a green dot, and the request will be handled directly by your browser without any spoofing.
This extension spoofs "
navigator.geolocation.watchPosition" and "
navigator.permissions.query". The geolocation permission is either "granted" or "denied" based on the right-click checkbox's value over the action button.
Can I randomize my geo location to improve my privacy?
In version 0.2.2 of the "Spoof Geolocation" extension, you can use the right-click context menu to access the Options and select the "Randomize" option. The recommended randomization value is "0.00001" or "0.0001". You can use an online map to see how much the reported geographic location changes when you refresh the page multiple times.
Can I change the accuracy level of the reported GEO location?
In version 0.2.2, you can use the right-click context menu on the action button to select the level of accuracy for the reported geographic location. The accuracy refers to how close the reported location is to the actual location. Higher accuracy values indicate a more precise reported location, while lower values indicate a less precise reported location.
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|storage||to save user-defined latitude and longitude values|
|*://*/*||to be able to inject the wrapper script to all hostnames|
|contextMenus||to add the right-click context menu items over the toolbar button|