Location Guard

Location Guard

Protect Your Privacy with Fake Location Data in Google Edge Browser

What is Location Guard?
Location Guard is a Google Edge add-on that allows you to enjoy geolocation applications while protecting your privacy. It reports a fake location to websites, adding noise to the real one in order to prevent accurate inference of your actual location.
Stats
Users: 1,442
Rating: 4.40 (25)
Version: 3.9.16.113 (Last updated: 2023-09-15)
Creation date: 2023-09-15
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • storage
  • cookies
  • tabs
  • <all_urls>
Size: 604.92K
Stats date:

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Summary

Modern browsers such as Google Edge can tell websites where you're located in order to provide location-aware functionality. Your geographic location obtained via JavaScript is often highly accurate, which can be a violation of your privacy.

This extension allows enjoying geolocation applications while protecting your privacy, by reporting a fake location to websites, after adding a certain amount of "noise" to the real one. The noise is randomly selected in a way that protects the real location from being accurately inferred. There's also an option to use a fixed location, instead of adding noise to the real one.

IMPORTANT: Location Guard protects against JavaScript-based geolocation (which has very high accuracy), NOT IP-based geolocation (which typically has low accuracy). If a website detects your coarse location from your IP address, then use a VPN, Location Guard is not meant to solve this problem.

To report an issue with Location Guard please use the following page: https://github.com/chatziko/location-guard/issues

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Edge Add-on Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Effective at masking location
  • Allows control over location privacy
  • User-friendly
  • Seamless to set different virtual locations
Cons
  • None mentioned
Most mentioned
  • Allows control over location privacy
  • Easy to use
  • Effective at masking location
  • User-friendly
  • Seamless to set different virtual locations
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Safety
Risk impact

Location Guard is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Location Guard if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Location Guard is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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