Section: New Software and Platforms
Keywords: Privacy - Geolocation - Browser Extensions
Location Guard is a browser extension that intercepts this procedure. The permission dialog appears as usual, and you can still choose to deny. If you give permission, then Location Guard obtains your location and adds "random noise" to it, creating a fake location. Only the fake location is then given to the website.
Location Guard is by now a stable tool with a large user base. No new features were added in 2018, however the tool is still actively maintained, and several issues have beed fixed during this year (new geocoder API, manual installation method for Opera users, etc).