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Mozilla secretly shares your location even when you set permissions and go into admin to disable tracking.

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Twitter shares my location with every post I make. I did not allow them to have my location. I experimented and put in another state in the Twitter profile. It still shared my true location. I typed about:config in URL bar, then found geo enabled and set it to false. Restarted my computer and still twitter gets my data. Mozilla makes such a big deal out of not sharing your info. I was disgusted to see this tricky BS. So what is the real way to get rid of someone tracking you? They use your ISP and mozilla gives them the location of your service provider. Does anyone know of another browser and search engine that does not pull this crap? I read the Chrome, does this too.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Hi kikolett, you can't access a website without providing a return IP address to send the requested information back to. That applies to all browsers, desktop apps, and mobile apps. That address can be associated with rather specific information. The following is an example of a site that shows what IP address lookup databases have for your IP address:

https://www.iplocation.net/

That is different from sharing your precise location, which is what you disabled.

If you want sites to think you have a different IP address, then you need to use a VPN service (or drive around to various coffee shops...). Be sure you trust any services you try as much as you trust your ISP, since whoever handles your connection knows your browsing history.

For example: Best VPN Services 2018 - Lab Tested Reviews by PCMag.com

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Hi kikolett, you can't access a website without providing a return IP address to send the requested information back to. That applies to all browsers, desktop apps, and mobile apps. That address can be associated with rather specific information. The following is an example of a site that shows what IP address lookup databases have for your IP address:

https://www.iplocation.net/

That is different from sharing your precise location, which is what you disabled.

If you want sites to think you have a different IP address, then you need to use a VPN service (or drive around to various coffee shops...). Be sure you trust any services you try as much as you trust your ISP, since whoever handles your connection knows your browsing history.

For example: Best VPN Services 2018 - Lab Tested Reviews by PCMag.com