Fixing Google geolocation screwups

Aaron C. de Bruyn aaron at
Tue Apr 7 23:10:27 UTC 2015

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On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 3:42 PM, Fred Hollis <fred at> wrote:
> Thanks for sending this to the list: We have the very same issue as well
> (both IPv4+IPv6). If someone knows the magic button to solve this, please
> contact me as well.
> On 08.04.2015 at 00:26 John Levine wrote:
>> A friend of mine lives in Alabama and has business service from at&t.
>> But Google thinks he's in France.  We've checked for various
>> possibilities of VPNs and proxies and such, and it's pretty clear that
>> the Goog's geolocation for addresses around is screwed
>> up.  Bing and other services correctly find him in Alabama.
>> Poking around I see lots of advice about how to use Google's
>> geolocation data, but nothing on how to update it.  Anyone
>> know the secret?  TIA
>> Regards,
>> John Levine, johnl at, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for
>> Dummies",
>> Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail.

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