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Geolocation is the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object, such as a radar, mobile phone or an internet-connected computer terminal.

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How to use a serial attached GPS device with geoclue and PureMaps?

I have a serial attached GPS device on my Raspberry Pi 4 running the current 64Bit distro. I want to use PureMaps to navigate. PureMaps is not detecting any directions and in the C++ files it seems ...
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Windows 11 laptop location country not updating for years at "home" network

I moved few years ago. My laptop thinks i'm still at the old location which was another country while i'm at "home". My desktop at the same network shows the right address. The problem is ...
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How to setup windows 10 to lock screen only when NOT connected to home network?

Is there a way to setup lock screen with password, BUT only when I'm not connected to my home network? The intended use-case would be that my laptop would always be unblocked when I'm at home, but ...
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How to enable precise location for apps in Windows Subsystem for Android?

I have Windows Subsystem for Android + ADB + WSA Toolkit. I installed application called Moovit in order to know when my bus will arrive. Turns out location is incorrect when using this application on ...
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Whitelist all USA traffic, blacklist all non USA traffic, can this be done by a country code instead of by IPs?

I've read a dozen guides to using iptables, fail2ban and csf. The commonality seems to be: 1) generate a list of IP rangess for the country you want 2) write a bash/python script to run the allow ...
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What is this type of data with CENG prefix related to GEOLOCATION of a M2M SIM CARD?

I'm troubleshooting an old proprietary software, and in the GEOLOCATION tab - which reports machines we have around the world - I found this piece of data for each machine: So basically, for each ...
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Where does Window 10 keep its geolocation data? Is it possible to change them from cmd/powershell?

So the problem is: there are a few laptops at some distance from the office. Some of them detect their geolocation absolutely correctly, some not. The question: is it possible to replace the ...
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How does a website detect my location over VPN with not IPv6/DNS/WebRTC leak?

a website like this https://findmylocation.org/ can detect my location when I explicitly allow my browser to detect my location. the goal is to even if I allow location in browser, the website shouldn'...
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Get wrong address on Outlook public places suggestions corrected

When typing the location for an Outlook event, it suggests public places in a dropdown. However, the address is sometimes wrong such as this one which shows postcode 2661 RT: It should be 2661 RW. ...
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Where can I view the location history in Windows 10?

Windows 10 may track the geolocation: Where can I view the location history in Windows 10?
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Why do VMs hosted in Germany (external IP from German Provider) and my hypervisors get Columbia as their location when searchign with google?

I just noticed a strange behaviour for my virtualization cluster (Proxmox). The external IP of the cluster is registered for a German company. When I e.g. access Google via the GUI of my internal ...
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Google search returns results in wrong language on all workstations in a LAN

I'm system admin at network consisting of ~250 Win10 workstations, with Active Directory. Network is NATed behind a firewall (Fortigate FG-201F). Public IP address of our firewall is in the RIPE DB, ...
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Intermittent latency / lag in games and video conferencing (every 30 [33] seconds)

After using a decent tier laptop (Lenovo Yoga Slim, AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U CPU, 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM, 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD) for a couple of months my wife started to get latency spikes in League of ...
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How does Windows News & Interests still work if Location services are turned off?

In the latest Windows update, I have the News & Interests widget on my taskbar that shows me accurate weather info for my current location. I have Location turned off in my Windows settings, and ...
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Win 10 displays wrong location

Windows 10 has my location wrong (by 70 km). I have correctly set "default location" in Win 10 settings. It is not being used and is most probably overriden by "exact location" ...
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in code better time format strategy. milliseconds or concat time string? [closed]

Which of these should I choose for time formatting? 1. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:34:10 PM GMT-04:00 2. 1591241594000 what answer should have I provided? I was guessing 2. but is there a ...
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Is possible to determine location on 3g/4g mifi-hotspot devices

I ask for... I use Huawi 4g router for internet connection. It is works outdoor and i use nanostation as datalink. can anyone determine my geolocation. if it possible how much meter accuarcy.
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Ability to group/sort files and folders by geolocation (and display it on map interface)

I'm searching for the ability to sort or better to say to group files and folders according to their geolocation tags (latitude and longitude). Also it would be great to see these files/folders on ...
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What determines the current browser location on desktop PC and how can it be changed?

When Google Chrome asks me to share my location with a website that uses the geolocation feature such as mycurrentlocation.net, and I allow it, the website locates me a few kilometers away in the next ...
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How to turn location ON on a Windows 10 device with Store Blocked

I have a windows 10 developer VM on Azure with MS Store locked by GPO. So, there is no Maps app. I have the location service turned on in Settings and Geolocation service running in service.msc. An ...
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Blocking entire countries with IPTABLES

I currently use -j DROP in my Linux based router commands to keep international spammers out of my Windows Server 2016 based server, and would like to block entire countries where the spammers ...
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Win 10 locations services locked to off -- how can I unlock them?

I have a personal Thinkpad P1 running Windows 10 Pro (version 1909, build 18363.535). I would like to turn on Location Services so that I can turn on Find My Device. However, when I go to Settings>...
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Windows location settings detecting location with VPN

I was just curious as to how windows 10 location services (the built into the operating system location tracking) knows your city even if you are using a VPN how would it know? I know I can turn this ...
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How to Enable Location Services on Google Chrome

When using Chrome, Google Maps can not find my location. It works with Safari and Firefox. I guess it has something to do with I can not add Chrome to Enable Location Services. These are my specs: ...
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Linux: manually set geographic position

I have a desktop workstation running Linux (Debian Sid, if relevant). It does not have GPS or other specific means to get its own geographic location (Gnome Maps correctly places it in Rome, Italy, ...
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probing data sources for ip adres information

I was reading this article on how ip to location services manage to determine a geolocation from an ip-adres. At some point the article said the following: A service might probe data sources where ...
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Trying to fake a location in web browser via Tor or a VPN but it’s not working

I would like to fake my location to one specific website, but it doesn't work. I tried two methods: I installed TunnelBear VPN and I allowed GhostBear and VigilantBear options. I installed Brave ...
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How does Windows locate me while my PC does not have GPS? [closed]

When I go to Google Maps in browser and press the 'Show Your Location' button, it shows exactly where I am. I was wondering how is that possible without GPS.
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How to find geolocation of a photo in Linux?

I have taken some photos on my Ubuntu machine, and I'd like to know whether they contain geolocation, and if so, what are they. How can I do that?
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How to prevent location-based page redirection.

I am trying to access the site https://www.uspoloassn.com/ but redirect me to http://la.uspoloassn.com/ (I'm from Mexico). I have tried using different browsers, deleting cookies and using a VPN as an ...
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Access Denied on South West Airlines

When going to the South West airlines homepage, I'm consistently getting: HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden - Access Denied: You don't have permission to access "http://www.southwest.com/" on this server. ...
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Exiftool's "-tagsfromfile" does not help recover all metadata (#iphone)

This is a long standing practical problem (more than one year). I always want to finish it, but every time I tried I failed. I have consulted several threads for it. I have a bunch of daily-life ...
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Rough location of Wifi device using 2 APs

I devised quite useful system of roughly locating where my wifi devices are by using signal strength from single AP. Basically, I know that when my phone is in bedroom - it's never more than -80 dBm. ...
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Azure VM IP and its geolocation

I shutdown my Azure VM everyday in the evening, when it comes online the following morning it gets a new public IP (which is fine for me). However the IP location if I do WHOIS lookup sometime shows ...
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How does my browser know my location when I am on VPN?

I saw a similar question (How does google know my real location even using VPN) but I don't think it quite answers the question. I want to know how does my browser know my geo location when I am on ...
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Run Programs at a specific physical (bureau) location

I use my laptop at multiple different workplaces, through the use of docking stations. One of these Workplaces (my home) has some specific hardware that requires specific software to run correctly, ...
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How to set location access for local html file in chrome

So i've built my own startpage and I'm using a weather API to display the local weather. Needless to say I don't want to give chrome explicit access to my location everytime i open a tab since I coded ...
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Geolocation through a personal OpenVPN

I set up a VPN using OpenVPN on my private server based in a datacenter in France (Gravelines). Everything works fine, my client IP is modified and appear to be in France : Informations provided by ...
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Find out if my computers have location (GPS) hardware

How can I find out if my (Windows 7) desktop and laptop computers have hardware that can provide the current geolocation?
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Locate a lost Windows 10 laptop

A mate of mine has lost a laptop on a bus and wishes to find it. As far as I know, Windows 10 offers GPS tracking features, but that has to be turned on before the device was lost. The laptop was an ...
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Geolocation Extension showing white map

I recently installed an extension to firefox (the only compatible browser) so that I could change the location the browser viewed me in. It's called Geolocater and it allows you to change which ...
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How to tell Google Geolocation that I moved home and took my Wifi networks with me?

I've just moved home (same town, another neighborhood) and took my 3 Wifi Access Points to the new home. I use the same old SSIDs. Google Geolocation API sees those SSIDs with those MAC Addresses and ...
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Getting wrong GEO Location - How can I fix it?

So I did multiple ip searches on multiple websites and the Geographical location is Sri Lanka. It shows IPS is DataShack, LC The real location should be Kansas City, MO. USA My server's ip is 199.168....
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What geolocation information can be gleaned from first 3 parts of the IP address?

I am working on a non-security related research project where we have a list of anonymized IP addresses with the last 3 digits (the last block) masked. The project is about tracking attention to the ...
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What app used my location?

Sometimes the location circle thing pops up in my systray indicating that something has requested my location. In the Windows 10 Privacy Location settings, I can see what can use my location, but is ...
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Is it possible to password-lock Windows 10 only in my office?

I work in a shared office and I use two computers: a desktop which stays in the office and locks with a password (running linux), and my personal laptop which I carry around with me (running Windows). ...
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Changing google language

My question is simple: how can I change google language? When I visit www.google.com it writes response code 302 moved and redirect me to www.google.tk. I've changed the language setting in chrome, I ...
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IP has my listed in wrong state... how do I change this? [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask this question, but my IP has me listed in Nebraska, and I'm in Atlanta, GA. It's becoming a nuisance because every search engine shows me Nebraska ...
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How is wifi used to detect network location? [duplicate]

On my iPhone, when WiFi is turned off and I use GPS/Navigation apps, the phone suggests that I should turn on WiFi for improved location accuracy. If I have WiFi turned on and am not connected to a ...
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Fake GPS location on Windows 10 hosted network

I recently made a hosted network in my Windows 10 following these steps: link So I was wondering if there is a way I can fake my gps location and change it to whatever point in the map I want. Is it ...
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