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How do I stop websites determining my location?

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I opened up yahoo, I thought that I had location tracking turned off, found the weather displayed for my post code. If I go to an IP locator it shows me as being in yorkshire which is fine. I don't wish to be tracked this way. How can I stop it? Regards

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Are you signed into Yahoo? Does your profile have a location setting?

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/geolocation/


Separate Security Issue: Update your Adobe Reader Version 2015.016.20039 Note: Other Software is offered in the download.

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Are you signed into Yahoo? Does your profile have a location setting?

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/geolocation/


Separate Security Issue: Update your Adobe Reader Version 2015.016.20039 Note: Other Software is offered in the download.

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Thanks Fred sorted! I am a bit concerned though that geo location was turned off and then it seems in the process of upgrading it was set on. I have also noticed too with Thunderbird that settings are changed in consequence of installing an update.

Cheers Paul

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Sometimes doing an update can change settings they should not. Best is to report it. Then a bug report can be created.


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