I'm using a VPN which works fine, unless when on Firefox a website asks if they can access my location and I click 'Yes' then it reveals my real location. How is that possible? Is there any way to click Yes with it revealing the VPN location? since some websites don't seem to work properly without a Yes.

  • It explains some things, thanks but it doesn't answer how to click yes without it revealing the real location or if using another browser that's not Firefox would help with that
    – user246495
    Nov 29, 2020 at 17:27
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    Use a plugin that spoofs your location.
    – schroeder
    Nov 29, 2020 at 17:57
  • You have 2 different questions in one. 1. How does browser location permission work? (that's not a security question and answered by the link above), and 2. How to hide my location when allowing location permission. I propose reducing this question to the latter question.
    – schroeder
    Nov 29, 2020 at 18:03
  • What plug in can I use to spoof the location so that when I click yes access my location it show a different location?
    – user246495
    Nov 29, 2020 at 19:10
  • @mentallurg I'd just note that the accepted answer at that link doesn't seem helpful. Nov 29, 2020 at 21:41

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Unless you've disabled it, Firefox enables WebRTC by default which can expose your local address behind a VPN, depending upon VPN details.

In any case, check your VPN connections at some diagnostic sites like:



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