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Faking Geolocation

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:04:27 -0400
Message-Id: <B88CEDEB-2549-461F-B3B8-4EDA38B8D0D3@opera.com>
To: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
There are a few ways to fake geolocation, but not a standard way yet. 
This could be important for privacy and also for testing purposes. 

A list of few experiments. If there are others, please share.

# Fake your geolocation in Firefox 3.5

    A text file and about:config

# I'm not there: 

    An Opera extension that enables you to fake your
    location for websites using geolocation. Change the
    coordinates and accuracy using the "Preferences"
    button in Opera's extension manager.
# Opera Unite Geolocation Provider


    This application implements Geolocation Provider,
    which can be pluged into Opera, so Opera will use it
    when any web application will use Geolocation API
    from JavaScript.
    (you need opera to see that page, we are trying 
    to fix that)

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
Received on Friday, 15 April 2011 13:05:02 UTC

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