Posts Tagged ‘browser’

firefox + geolocation = m0ar paranoia

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Just a quick note pertaining to a previous post, namely the new evil that is firefox geolocation. This is new in firefox 3.5. Yes, it is opt-in and yes firefox does not track you but yes the servers you opt in to will track you and that my friends is one of the most serious misfeatures of our times, repeated again and again in stuff like Google Latitude, Android and Apple photo geo-tagging.
If you care about your personal security at all you do not want the internet tracking where you are, which is essentially what this amounts to.
Disable it now by going to the about:config location in your firefox, typing geo. in the search field and double clicking the geo.enabled line so that it says

geo.enabled    user set  boolean   false

That’s it for now.