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Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by roamingteacher, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    Hope you find something of use! [​IMG]
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    . * * * WARNING * * *
    When I clicked on this link, I was stunned to see, on the RH side, a list of locations for the last few people who had visited the site.
    It would seem that the site reads your IP address, looks it up somewhere, and then proudly presents it as (something on the lines of) :
    A visitor from Loose Chippings in Gloucestershire!
    Personally I think that this is too intrusive, and shall not visit the site again.
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I am timetabled for the October seminars - see you there!
  3. This is a new gadget ; I've seen it on other sites. It could get worse ; you could use whereis to look up their name and address :(

  4. Actually this information is available to any website or sevice that has your IP address when you connect to it (you can hide your IP address). Finding a user's IP address in server-sdie code is just a matter of reading the value of a variable.
    There are databases that contain lookup tables of IP addresses and the Country, Region, City and even the service provider that is associated with that IP address.
    Google IP2Location as an example of a company tha sells the tools to do this.
    The geolocation API that is used along side HTML5 will also allow a website to do things with your current GPS co-ordinate, but this is defined in the W3C standard as an Opt-in service so you will see a message in your browser saying that a specific site wishes to know where you are.


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