how do I stop my locations to be broadcasted without my concent? (ISP related)
long story short, if I go on amazon.com it redirects me amazon.com.br without asking me, no pop-ups, no "amazon wants to know you location" it just looks at my IP and send me away, also, if I do something like amazon.co.uk it will prompt me for "would you like to be redirected to amazon.com.br?" and I don't want that either, if I could go to amazon.jp it's all the same for me
note: 1: I used amazon as an example, this happens with eBay, YouTube, Bing, reddit, facebook, PayPal, or any other website that is available on a .br domain 2: I don't want to use a VPN or any Proxy server, I'm not rich, I can't pay 129.99 a year for a browser extesion, and there are free ones, but they bring my 120Mb/s connection to a grinding halt 3: this is most likely my ISP / IP being broadcasting my location without my consent, while some websites do ask me to allow it, my IP most of the time will basically lay open on the table and tell the website "if you wanna look, it's there" 3.2: this is especially annoying with the advertisements saying stuff like "80% of gamers in [USER_CITY] love this RPG" and I'm like, really? a backwater christian town where only 20% of the population have TVs and 5% of those 20% have broadband connection?
in short, I don't want any websites to know where I am
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Yes, the location-based ads are especially hilarious. I have seen an offer for a cruise in a landlocked country, as well as a plane ticket comparator promising deals for flights between [village] and NYC, where [village] does not even contain enough flat land for a helicopter to land on, or a dating site specialising in "hot women in [village]", of which there are at most 2. However, to address your issue I believe that you may benefit from:
- an ad-blocking extension, such as uBlock Origin
- or one of the better free VPNs, most of which come with a limited amount of high-speed data/time every day/month. Perhaps Windscribe is what you are looking for.
Sorry, I do not know how you could block your approximate, ISP-based location otherwise.