Location discoverd even though I use a VPN


#1

Latest pureOS with Pure Browser and Lates PIA on and working.
How come when I activate location services in browser it knows my location??
I thought that was the whole point of vpn - that your location is not known. Or is it only the IP address not known??


#2

if i’m traveling through a tunnel that doesn’t mean i am batman.


#3

Check your IP with https://whatismyipaddress.com. VPN only hides your IP address, browser may have different method of discovering your IP.


#4

If using a Firefox flavor, try setting ‘geo.enabled’ to ‘false’. There are different means for determining location, but that may be a start.


#5

@Wayne and @mladen
thank you for the reply