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How is a website determining my location even via VPN? [duplicate]

I'm currently in China, and accessing the Internet via a VPN in the USA. When I access Google maps or other location-based web services, they all show my location as that of the VPN server. However, ...
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How did these websites see through the VPN tunnel? [duplicate]

I'm using privateineternetaccess to VPN my internet connection. Recently I've noticed some web sites appear to know my real location and IP address. The most alarming incident I've seem to have been ...
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VPN access real location issue [duplicate]

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 ...
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Possible reasons for an incorrect VPN geolocalization [duplicate]

I have installed a VPN on my computer via OpenVPN and a vpnbook.com French server. When activated, IP sites correctly locate me in France (I am currently on holiday in another European country), yet ...
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How does Google Maps guess my location without browser permissions or Google account permissions? [duplicate]

I haven't granted location privileges to the Google Maps website. If I choose a destination for a route, and then click the suggestion Your location for an origin, the browser prompts to grant the ...
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How can iplocation.net know my country if I use a VPN thru Opera Mini on Android? [duplicate]

How can iplocation.net know my country if I use a VPN thru Opera Mini on Android? Accessing myip.com it says "no country". But accessing iplocation.net shows my real city and provider! And a ...
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How to post comments on websites without being traced back

Just trying to get some general sense about the security on internet now-a-days. There are so many websites I go and comment on different things. If some comments are political and they don't like, I ...
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Can Netflix tell whether I am behind a VPN? [duplicate]

I understand that if I enable geolocation option in Firefox, then Netflix can learn where I am, and by comparing my actual location with my reported location, Netflix can deduce that I am behind a VPN....
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How did Google Map know it was me on my mother's hardwired desktop? [closed]

Here is the situation. I signed into my mother's desktop using her password. So I should not be detected as different user. But as you will see later on, the map knew it was ME???? I opened her ...
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Effects of enabling/disabling location request on a browser

What does enabling/disabling geolocation access to a website on a browser actually mean? If I disable access to a website, what information will be shared with that particular website server? If I ...
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