Fixing Google geolocation screwups
lnguyen at opsource.net
Tue May 5 16:03:23 UTC 2015
There's a form here - https://support.google.com/websearch/contact/ip
But google is pretty smart, its systems will learn the correct geolocation
On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 11:22 AM, Matthew Black <Matthew.Black at csulb.edu>
> Pedro Cavaca suggests:
> > https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/873?hl=en
> Correct me if I'm wrong, that looks like Google simply saves location data
> in a browser cookie.
> "A location helps Google find more relevant information when you use
> Search, Maps, and other Google products. Learn how Google saves location
> information on this computer."
> matthew black
> california state university, long beach
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces+matthew.black=csulb.edu at nanog.org] On
> Behalf Of Pedro Cavaca
> Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:41 PM
> To: John Levine
> Cc: NANOG Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Fixing Google geolocation screwups
> On 7 April 2015 at 23:26, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> 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 18.104.22.168/24 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 iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for
> > Dummies", Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail.
> > http://jl.ly
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