extension ExtPose

Location Guard

Description from extension meta

Hide your geographic location from websites.

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Description from store Modern browsers such as Google Chrome can tell websites where you're located in order to provide location-aware functionality. Your geographic location is obtained through various means (eg. using wifi data) and is often highly accurate, which can be a violation of your privacy. This extension allows you to enjoy the useful applications of geolocation while protecting your privacy. It does so by reporting a fake location to websites, obtained by adding a certain amount of "noise" to the real location. The noise is randomly selected in a way that ensures that the real location cannot be inferred with high accuracy. Three configurable privacy levels are provided. The higher the privacy level the greater the amount of noise, which gives better privacy at the expense of a less accurate fake location. This can be configured per-website for flexibility: a more accurate location can be provided for driving directions than for a weather forecast. There's also an option to use a fixed location, instead of adding noise to the real one. This offers the best privacy (no dependence on the real location at all), at the cost of very low accuracy. Note: your location can be also detected from your IP address, but usually with poor accuracy. Location Guard protects the accurate location revealed through the JavaScript API.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-09-10) Seth A: Works great - only changes location. You'll need a VPN to mask your IP. It doesn't change your IP. Options are a bit fiddly, select Options -> default to Fixed Location. Works fine.
  • (2020-08-24) Eugene Bender: Great!
  • (2020-08-22) Daniel Abdoolrahman GANGAT: J'utilise déjà un VPN mais qui ne cache pas ma géolocalisation sauf avec Location Guard. Excellent.
  • (2020-08-05) Fortnite memes forever: The Best Location Guard.... Highly Recommend it....
  • (2020-07-24) Gustavo França: A MELHOR E A ÚNICA QUE FUNCIONOU Parabéns aos desenvolvedores!
  • (2020-03-29) yohan villuri: excellent
  • (2020-03-14) Robert Kilbon: Literally took me 1 minute to work, it actually worked! I set my fixed location to Rome and it acts just as good as a VPN that costs like SO MUCH! Literally better than Dashlane VPN.
  • (2020-03-04) Peter A: Absolutely, an Excellent Location or Geolocation App.. Well done the developer.. You can not find to many Geolocation Extensions (i.e.: especially, any extension apps that work). This works well and it works really well on the fixed location.. 11 out of 10...
  • (2020-02-25) Brian Hansen: Works great! All of these people voting 1 star are IMO not using it correctly. Maybe it should use fixed location by default, but it isn't too hard to do it yourself. Only complaint I have is it doesn't work in edge properly yet for YouTube TV.
  • (2020-02-12) Jay Hong: This actually works! Thank you so much for easing my GPS problem.
  • (2020-02-06) Brit Pretty: No longer working as of Feb 2020. Suddenly stopped being read by hulu, youtube, etc.
  • (2020-01-18) Kenny: Good pra assistir globoplay ao vivo. Só usar o modo Fixed Location.
  • (2020-01-15) Thiago Ventura: Perfeita! Merece todos os elogios possíveis.
  • (2020-01-01) Uzias Duarte: Esta extensão é muito boa. Eu gostaria de poder usar em modo anonimo também. E se possível ter duas localizações uma no modo normal e a outra no modo anonimo. I wish I could have 2 localization. One in the private mode.
  • (2019-12-23) Bob Harrison: it works on the sites i've needed it on. it will not appear correct on google maps but sites with videos no problem. just make sure you have it setup right.
  • (2019-12-08) Google User: Useless. If you can't spoof your IP address which is what sites use, there's no point to this extension.
  • (2019-12-02) Sibin Eresseril: It is so nice one
  • (2019-11-27) Rodrigo Rosales: Funciona perfecto! la uso para ver Hulu
  • (2019-11-24) nic H: This works perfectly for what I need to use for. 5Stars!
  • (2019-11-17) Dragan Lalic: always look for this app
  • (2019-11-12) Yuss Gs: funciona muy bien
  • (2019-11-10) Sam 00: Works perfectly and please keep up with the updates of this extension for us. Really like this tool. Update: 11/10/2019 When you try to make a search it tells you "the search service is not working now that you should try again later".
  • (2019-10-24) Robert Peirce: This is weird. I have two identical MacBook Pros. It works on one but not the other. I am trying to make youtube tv use the correct local area. I set fixed location and tell youtube tv to use it. Works onb one and not the other. No idea why. If I am in youtube tv and click the current area button I can get it to reset but only as long as Chrome is running. Once I exit it forgets.
  • (2019-09-24) Jacob Wright: Needs an update. If enabled on latest version of Chrome (77.0.3865.90) it makes the entire browser very choppy and sluggish.
  • (2019-08-28) Andreas G: Works fine with Google Maps, and all social networks I use - only to search a fixed location does not work, if you enter a city, e.g. Berlin, you get always the same error: "The search service is not working right now. Please try again later." Mac OS X 10.14.6 - Google Chrome 76.0.3809.100. Please can you fix that error? Thank you.

Latest issues

  • (2020-09-19, v:2.4.0) Barbara Isaac: Cancel me from this today! Thank you
    Have not used this. Cancel today! Thank you
  • (2020-09-13, v:2.4.0) ray hedgecock: cancel account
    i can not find within your website the option to cancel my account
  • (2020-08-07, v:2.4.0) Client Service: hello, how to set to fixed location for all websites in one time ? And not for specific websites ? Thank you.
    hello, how to set to fixed location for all websites in one time ? And not for specific websites ? Thank you.
  • (2020-07-10, v:2.4.0) abe kaplan: youtube tv
    how do I get youtube tv to check my fixed location? It did use location guard a few weeks ago and now it doesn't.
  • (2020-07-08, v:2.4.0) Mr. Alexander: Badge number
    Can you tell me what does the little read numbers mean on the location guard app. Sometimes there is a 1 and sometimes there is 3 and sometimes there is nothing. Thanks
  • (2020-05-24, v:2.4.0) Charles Herbert: Not working.
    It said it loaded but nothing happened.
  • (2020-04-15, v:2.4.0) John Lockman: its says the program has already been download
    but it does not show up on the bar or in the extensions
  • (2020-03-21, v:2.4.0) Eduardo J3: Download Failed
    I can't download it for Chrome because the image decode failed.
  • (2020-03-05, v:2.4.0) Фероз Хамиди: Protection and accuracy
    Good day! First of all thank you for this nice and useful extension, is it possible to increase level of protection to more than 3000 m and accuracy more than 7116 m?
  • (2020-01-19, v:2.4.0) Michael Botti: Unable to set up properly
    Unable to leave demo, and set up properly. Address is Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. Submitted it & need to move it to city that can stream to me, IE. Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta, or close enough one, to receive stream, etc. Can't move pin drop of my address to another city to do this. 845-649-8494, [email protected]
  • (2020-01-19, v:2.4.0) Michael Botti: Unable to leave demo. Address is Myrtle Beach, SC, need to move it to city that can stream to me IE Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta, etc. Can't move pin drop to another city. 845-649-8494, [email protected]
    Unable to leave demo, and set up properly. Address is Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. Submitted it & need to move it to city that can stream to me, IE. Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta, or close enough one, to receive stream, etc. Can't move pin drop of my address to another city to do this. 845-649-8494, [email protected]
  • (2019-11-09, v:2.4.0) Blank Blanky: New location
    Please provide ip based location spoofing similar to: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/spoof-timezone/kcabmhnajflfolhelachlflngdbfhboe
  • (2019-11-09, v:2.4.0) Blank Blanky: not saving
    I have set the privacy levels location to where i want, but it wont save. as soon as i refresh, it goes wherever it wants to. the fixed location save works.
  • (2019-09-24, v:2.4.0) D T: Not working
    Hi, I have followed the steps and used the fixed location, but its not working. It still hows my actual location. Any help pls?
  • (2019-08-28, v:2.2.0) Andreas G: Search in map for fixed location does not work, there is a error...
    Thank you, your extension works fine. But there is one thing: if you enter a city in the search field of the fixed location panel, e.g. Berlin, you get always the same error: "The search service is not working right now. It happens with all cities/locations. Please try again later." Mac OS X 10.14.6 - Google Chrome 76.0.3809.100. Would you please be so kind and fix that error? Thank you.
  • (2019-08-14, v:2.2.0) Miguel Garcia: location guard became corrupted
    The extension shows as corrupted. It just started happening a few hours ago on 08/13/2019
  • (2019-05-03, v:2.2.0) Alan Hernández: Search in Fixed Location
    Just need to fix the ´Search´ functionality in the fixed location option. Thanks
  • (2019-02-22, v:2.2.0) Delano Harris: Location Guard - Only work once and Stopped
    Chrome update was just released. Now when I try to use fix location nothing happens
  • (2018-11-13, v:2.1.2) Cézanne Alves: per site location
    It would be nice to be able to set independent location for each site, just as how you set the noise level per site. Also it would be good to be able o save a list of favorite places to be able to change location quicker.
  • (2018-10-23, v:2.1.2) Chris D: can not enter any address
    hi, when i enter an address it tells me that the software is down, can you fix it? additionally as its a free software can I pay for the repairs to works again or purchase a copy of the software?
  • (2018-10-02, v:2.1.2) Seb Sloan: Does this work with the new version of chrome?
    Every single site i use it on show my exact location (not the ip location)

Statistics

Installs
127,291 history
Category
Rating
3.8 (206 votes)
Last update / version
2019-09-21 / 2.4.0
Listing languages
en

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