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

  • (2020-01-18) 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) Herbert Kobby: 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.
  • (2019-07-24) Michael Elkin: I works, but only with FIXED LOCATION, in options you need to set default to fixed location for it to work. However the location is very precisely where I put it. All privacy goes away with fixed location which is horrible. My geolocation Chrome is way off. I am in Chicago, but it puts me in New York, Texas, Idaho, very far away. I need it to set to Chicago which fixed location does, but I really need some variability as well. Also this extension slows my browser like CRAZY, but at least it does work. Update: Simply slows every single page way too much. But still does work.
  • (2019-07-22) Sebastian Szwarc: Problem with map on fixed location settings - it not loads on zoom in certain locations. Also search option not working.
  • (2019-07-21) Miguel Garcia: It works fine. A lot of who can't read directions or don't speak English keep complaining it doesn't work. But, it does.
  • (2019-07-18) Anthony Pothin: Top !
  • (2019-07-03) Flavin TV: EXTENSÃO MUITO TOP, FALA SÉRIO MANO TOP DEMAIS SE EU PUDESSE DAVA NOTA MIL!!
  • (2019-06-27) Shane Gapinski: Extension works great for me, just make sure to drag your pin to a location that is not where you're currently located and activate the fixed location. However, I would rate it a 5 star if the search feature was working. Not sure if this is a bug or not. Also it would be worth while to be able to input LAT/LONG.
  • (2019-06-06) Mr. Alexander: Works great. My only issue is that when I put it on pause, I have to either close out of chrome and wait for a couple of minutes or keep re-freshing several time (or more) in order for it to forget the fixed location and go back to my real location.
  • (2019-05-03) Alan Hernández: Works great!! Just need to fix the ´Search´ functionality in the fixed location option. Thanks
  • (2019-04-27) Fedir RYKHTIK: Perfect. Love it's manual location feature.
  • (2019-03-08) Jervic Debad: Ahmmm the search textbox is not working please fix it thanks
  • (2019-02-06) Fabrizio Arellano: La mejor! Sirve para ver google shopping como si estuvieras en otro país, no es para cambiar la IP

Latest issues

  • (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) David 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) Herbert Kobby: 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
78,730
Category
Rating
3.7179 (195 votes)
Last update / version
2019-09-21 / 2.4.0
Listing languages
en

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