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I am receiving this message A program accessed information from a location sensor or default location FriendlyName=Firefox; ImagePath=C:\Program Files (x86)\Mo

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I have received this message three times today. Should I be concerned, and could it be spyware?

A program accessed information from a location sensor or default location

FriendlyName=Firefox; ImagePath=C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe; PID=4864; Username=bedroom\Johnny Holmes; SID=S-1-5-21-1292634625-3983047633-2814748656-1001

I have received this message three times today. Should I be concerned, and could it be spyware? A program accessed information from a location sensor or default location FriendlyName=Firefox; ImagePath=C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe; PID=4864; Username=bedroom\Johnny Holmes; SID=S-1-5-21-1292634625-3983047633-2814748656-1001

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hi JohnnyBHolmes, starting in firefox 65 firefox will use your operating system's API when websites are querying for your location through the html5 geolocation api, so it might be a legit note.

however, before any of this happens you'll receive a prompt by firefox to allow that action, looking like this:

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64; rv:65.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/65.0

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hi JohnnyBHolmes, starting in firefox 65 firefox will use your operating system's API when websites are querying for your location through the html5 geolocation api, so it might be a legit note.

however, before any of this happens you'll receive a prompt by firefox to allow that action, looking like this:

hi JohnnyBHolmes, starting in firefox 65 firefox will use your operating system's API when websites are querying for your location through the html5 geolocation api, so it might be a legit note. however, before any of this happens you'll receive a prompt by firefox to allow that action, looking like this:

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