posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by bozzchem
Well, disabling the geo-location might work if you do not want the programm to scan your location, HOWEVER if you visit a website they can track back
your IP address and with that number easily locate the approximate location you are accessing the internet from. Disabling the geo-location just tells
websites that are using this function (e.g. google maps, twitter, etc.) not to "scan" your approxmiate location.
If you really want to remain annonymous while browsing online, you should think about using a "proxy" or a "VPN" from a different location/city,
although both of these privacy tools cost money. But it also should be noted that such a proxy or vpn wouldn't protect you if you did anything illegal
on the web, as you could still be "tracked back." - but it provides higher annonymity.
Regardless, thanks for providing this information because it is very important and helpful!
Edit: I just noticed in the BBC article that hackers might also scan your MAC address, so a MAC address changer would be also helpful in that case -
but I'm not a hacker, so don't take my word for granted, as I'm not really experienced on such a scenario.
edit on 6-4-2011 by SunLightyear