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Why are sites asking for my location?
Some sites can use your location information to personalize the information they show you. For example, if you share your location with a site that specializes in restaurant reviews, the site can fine-tune its display and show reviews for restaurants near you. You have full control over whether you share your location with sites.
Google Chrome never shares your location without your permission. By default, whenever you’re on a site that wants to use your location information, Google Chrome alerts you by showing you a prompt at the top of the page. Your location -- determined by nearby wireless access points and your computer's IP address -- is sent to the site only if you click Allow in the prompt.
If you agree to share your location with the site, the icon appears in the address bar to remind you that you've permitted the site -- or something embedded in the site, such as a map -- to access your location. To see more details or to clear location permissions for the site, just click the icon.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Maybe since ATS uses Google Adsense, perhaps it's something built in?
I'm not sure, it just seems odd that ATS would even want that information, as you said conspiracy theorists and all..
As I was browsing through the day's threads, I got a message from Google Chrome that ATS wanted to track my physical location: