Information technology

Faking your geographical location to a web service – A hobby project

How to fool a web service about your actual location? In an experiment I pretended being in Ireland while traveling in Sweden.

I wrote to my previous employer’s blog about an experiment where I tried to fake my geographical location to a web service.

Obviously there are tons of apps on the market available for the same purpose. As this was a hobby project, I took a low level approach.

Remember to check the terms of service before trying anything like this to websites.

Tools were open source libraries ran on a virtual server on AWS cloud. As the end result the web service thought I was in Ireland while I was actually sitting in Sweden.

My current employer is Unikie, best known about its autonomous driving solutions.

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