Location Guard

Location Guard

Hide your geographic location from websites.

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What is Location Guard?
'Location Guard' is an Edge add-on that grants control over your online location privacy. It provides location-aware functionality without disclosing your accurate location, by reporting a randomized or fixed false location to websites. Ideal for geolocation applications, it safeguards against JavaScript-based geolocation, which often has high accuracy. Note: It does not tackle IP-based geolocation — for coarse location detection issues, use a VPN alongside. Report any Location Guard issues on the provided GitHub page.
Stats
Rating: 4.40 (19)
Version: 2.5.0 (Last updated: 2022-03-18)
Creation date: 2022-03-18
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • storage
Size: 604.90K
URLs: Website
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Location Guard
Location Guard (v2.5.0)
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Summary

Modern browsers such as Microsoft 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
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Pros
  • Can watch high-definition videos on YouTube
  • Free to use
  • Easy to find in the store
Cons
  • Confusing for some users
  • Hope for better UX/UI design
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Safety
Risk impact

Location Guard may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Location Guard has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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