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ANSWERED Google always knows my location

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I have been having this problem with Google, It ALWAYS knows my location. Even under the most strict conditions I cannot seem to hide from them. Here are my current settings:

VPN enabled
OpenDNS configured
Cookies and cache cleared
Location awareness disabled in firefox and osx
Wired ethernet connection, Wifi disabled
Flash disabled
Javascript disabled
Cookies disabled
Java disabled


Furthermore, if I use Tor Browser but disable Tor using Torbutton Google knows my location. I have tested for DNS leaks and find none. I find this incredibly invasive and want to block them but cannot seem to find a way. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Found out the answer on my own, it seems that if you use IPv6 it sends your location to the endpoint somehow. If you disable IPv6 or just change it to "Link-Local only" your IPv6 packets will never leave your local network and cannot reveal your location.

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Found out the answer on my own, it seems that if you use IPv6 it sends your location to the endpoint somehow. If you disable IPv6 or just change it to "Link-Local only" your IPv6 packets will never leave your local network and cannot reveal your location.

 

You need to have geolocation disabled in your browser too. If it is not disabled, google maps can pin point your exact location with the VPN running.

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Update:

You do have to disable geolocation on Chrome... but you can no longer simply disable it under the
'content settings.' It would seem that if you allow google to use your location once, it will continue to have access to your physical location. 

The only way I was able to resolve this issue was by hitting 'restore settings to their original default' at the bottom of chrome's advanced settings. Now, when I go onto maps and other sites it guesses my general location according to my server. 

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