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Discussion in 'Site Related Support' started by KHAAAAAAAN!!, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. KHAAAAAAAN!!

    KHAAAAAAAN!! Troll in the Dungeon ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    For the past couple days I've been getting mobile popups saying "forums.darklordpotter.net wants to know your location".

    I've been refusing it, but is this a legit thing? Are there site features that collect location data now?
     
  2. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    This isn't something I've added or had happen to me at all. I wonder if it's Google Analytics getting too frisky -- if that's the case, I'll remove Google Analytics.

    You might also check that you don't have an extension injecting a script into the page that's doing that. It very well could be a form of spyware. Are you using mobile Chrome? FF?
     
  3. KHAAAAAAAN!!

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    Mobile chrome. I'll do some diagnostics and a virus scan.
     
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    I was thinking he'd done something to his permission settings to disallow GPS.
     
  5. Lord Ravenclaw

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    Since it's mobile Chrome, it seems unlikely to be an extension. I'm not sure how you're getting this, but feel free to keep denying it while we investigate. DLP sincerely doesn't care where your device is and any request for that location is extremely unexpected.
     
  6. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    Also, are there any specific pages you see this on? Or is it all pages?
     
  7. KHAAAAAAAN!!

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    The home page, right when I come in from google or another site.

    Edit: A sidenote, it is intermittent. It doesn't ask me every time.
     
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  8. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Click the https at the top and see if location is set to ask always.
     
  9. KHAAAAAAAN!!

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    Well, it says 'Location -- Blocked', but I did just do a refusal of the pop up before posting.
     
  10. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Screenshot_20190407-182606.png It's a chrome thing and not a DLP thing. If I set mine to ask then it will do the same thing it's doing for you. So up to you to set it to allow or not.

    I'd still scan your shit I guess. But that's a feature.

    Under site settings when you're in settings. I always have mine ask.
     
  11. Lord Ravenclaw

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    It shouldn't be asking at all though. I don't have anything for location when I click on Site Settings.
     
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    I also looked through all JS loaded -- none of it references the Geolocation API as far as I can tell.
     
  13. KHAAAAAAAN!!

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    Well, don't worry about it. I will just keep denying if/when it pops up.
     
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