Firefox 3.5 -- Did You Already Set geo.enabled To False?
Firefox 3.5 has a nifty new feature called „Location-Aware Browsing”. They describe it like this:
Firefox 3.5 can tell websites where you’re located so you can find info that’s more relevant and more useful..
What they actually do is – after prompting the user – sending the following information to sites like Google Maps, et.al:
- list of available WiFi access points, including
- an access token (similar to a 2 week cookie)
- the user’s IP address
- In the Address Bar, type about:config (Note: Firefox will warn you about voiding a warranty. just ignore it and click the button.)
- Type geo.enabled in the filter bar.
- Change the Value to false by double-clicking.
- Navigate to the site to which you’ve given permission
- Go to the Tools menu, then select Page Info
- Select the Permissions tab
- Change the setting for Share Location