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Faking Geolocation

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:04:27 -0400
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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.
    https://bitbucket.org/tagawa/im-not-here
    https://bitbucket.org/tagawa/im-not-here/src/tip/includes/injected.js
    
# Opera Unite Geolocation Provider

    http://my.opera.com/unite/blog/2011/03/01/spoofing-your-location

    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.
    http://unite.opera.com/application/701/
    (you need opera to see that page, we are trying 
    to fix that)

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Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
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