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WARNING only just realised its almost pointless turning off #geotagging in goog #android photo app if you have goog #locationhistory turned on #firstworldproblem #spooky #toocleverbyhalf @smugmug #flickralt #flickrip

only just realised its almost pointless turning off #geotagging in goog android photo app if you have goog location history turned on and you are using google photo backup

thats because goog photos matches timestamps from your location history against your photos to auto geotag them ! and if you are google maps contributor it then asks you to add them to goog maps

and thats how i discovered goog photos auto geotagging

i think goog should add geofences like @smugug @flickr used to do

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Mozilla Firefox is now geo location aware !

When you visit a location-aware website, Firefox will ask you if you want to share your location:

If you consent, Firefox gathers information about nearby wireless access points and your computer’s IP address. Then Firefox sends this information to the default geolocation service provider, Google Location Services, to get an estimate of your location. That location estimate is then shared with the requesting website.

But if you wish to disable the feature completely you can follow this set of steps:

  • In the URL bar, type about:config
  • Type geo.enabled
  • Double click on the geo.enabled preference

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