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Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by seebs, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. sirsparklepants

    sirsparklepants *cries in sports*

    Yeah, it concerned me somewhat. It was just the same Google Chrome pop-up I get when I go to a site that wants to determine if I'm in the food delivery area (I'm almost always on mobile) but I couldn't think of a legit reason for that to happen.
     
  2. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    yeah that seems not-right at all. i would love to have a reproducer for it.
     
  3. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    I've never had the forum ask me for my location at all. I have adblocker etc. disabled, the forum has no restrictions on this computer and it's never done that. Have you run a virus scan on your computer recently? Or did chrome just glitch out a bit?
     
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  4. Maya

    Maya 人間失格 • she/they

    I had written it off as a glitch but yeah I actually had the site request my location on mobile too. And I was using the Brave browser with all the shields up at the time. And when I check the certificate, it does say it did that:

    Screenshot_2019-01-29-23-10-25.png
     
  5. Maya

    Maya 人間失格 • she/they

    Here's another screenshot of all the permissions the site has ever requested from me:

    Screenshot_2019-01-29-23-12-02.png
     
  6. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    if you don't mind me asking:
    What browser is that? (if i could get a link that would be helpful)
    what operating system is your phone, and what version is it?

    I'm interested in knowing because i'd like to try and reproduce it, assuming you're on android.
     
  7. sirsparklepants

    sirsparklepants *cries in sports*

    Fwiw I'm using the default Chrome browser on Android 8.0.0 and here's my permissions screenshot
    IMG_20190130_030435.jpg
    So it's not like it was a phishing attempt or something. I might reset my permissions for this site and see if it happens again.
     
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  8. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    Odd, I'm using chrome on Android 9 and don't see that
    Screenshot_20190130-021416.png
     
  9. Maya

    Maya 人間失格 • she/they

    I cleared my settings for the site and I haven't gotten a location request yet, but I'll be sure to update if it does. For now I'm using Brave (https://brave.com) on Android vers. 6.0.1 and that's what I was using when it requested my location.
     
  10. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    hypothesis: some page has an external image on it that's hosted somewhere that requests this.
     
  11. sirsparklepants

    sirsparklepants *cries in sports*

    It was the home page for me, actually! I've reset permissions and it hasn't happened again yet, but I'll report if it does.
     
  12. Maya

    Maya 人間失格 • she/they

    Just got it again on the homepage. Navigated there via the new posts page, so it's not like I was coming from a website that /did/ request location.

    Screenshot_2019-02-13-10-46-44-1.png

    eta: spoilered the image. i didnt realize how big it was sorry!
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019 at 2:33 PM
  13. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    that is really concerning, and i have no idea what causes it, or how to debug it. hmm.
     
  14. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    okay, couple of questions: what network provider are people using when they see this? asked some security peeps, and at least TWC and Comcast are known to try to inject tracking stuff sometimes into other feeds, apparently. also, does this happen on any other sites?
     
  15. Maya

    Maya 人間失格 • she/they

    I was on my mobile data at the time, so that would be... Ting Mobile. The last time I was on my home wifi, which is provided by a local ISP called Peak Internet. I have not noticed it on any other sites that shouldn't be requesting my location.
     
  16. sirsparklepants

    sirsparklepants *cries in sports*

    I'm on WOW Internet, definitely not TWC or Comcast. I haven't had it happen on any other sites except, like, food delivery ones or store locator pages - ones that have legit reasons to ask.
     
  17. Maya

    Maya 人間失格 • she/they

    Do you have any mods installed that might have scripts running that are hosted on sites that may be requesting the location? That's the only other thing I can think of in lieu of an external image...
     
  18. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I can't think of any. There's a couple of mods but they're all completely local. And so far as I can tell, it's only hitting a couple of people; no one else seems to see it ever.
     
  19. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    yes, i'm seeing posts showing up out of order, sometimes, mostly involving postmod, and i have no idea why. it's new behavior, and i think it may be caused by doing the rebuilds while the site is still up and running, so i may take things offline for a bit to try to patch that up.
     
  20. Xavius

    Xavius Suit Monkey

    I've noticed the post-mod problem come up before when we have a huge backlog of them or've let them sit for several hours in a mid to high traffic thread. We just had a double digit deluge of them that no one was online all night to sort out and I'm guessing noticing them at present is related to those being shaken all over the place.
     
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