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If you browse the virtual waters of the internet on a daily basis, you may have noticed that certain websites and services are only available in specific regions or countries. For example, you cannot access Spotify outside of US / UK or YouTube TV apart from a few places in the United States.


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These services use a geo-blocking technique to restrict access to the Internet. In the good old days, these websites used IP addresses to determine location. However, with the introduction of the HTML5 geolocation API, it is easier to accurately determine the location of a user. This API approximates the location based on cell phone tower ID data, GPS information, MAC Wifi, etc.

Once done, this information is shared with the Google location services, which is then shared with the websites. And then bam, the disappointing message appears – the site is not available.

The good news is that it’s pretty easy to spoof or tamper with your location using Google Chrome. A few tweaks here and there, and be prepared to say goodbye to those posts. So let’s see how these methods work.

1. Use a VPN service

VPN services provide anonymity and reinforce the blanket at the same place. And one of the strengths of any VPN service is the ability to bypass country restrictions like a boss. And very few VPN services do it better than Bear VPN Tunnel.


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All you have to do is get the Chrome extension and create an account. From now on, anytime you need a tunnel to another country, just flip the switch.

Tunnel Bear VPN can be used from anywhere to tunnel to any of the countries listed.

Alternatively, you can try NordVPN for its huge network of servers around the world. It’s privacy-focused and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

2. Using the manual geolocation Chrome extension

While it’s easy to fake a location using VPN services, it’s not always reliable. 20% of the time, websites check your location based on the location of the browser. And if the data doesn’t seem correct, they are blocking your access to the website.

But, like I said, there is always a workaround. And this time it’s in the form of the Manual geolocation Chrome extension. This extension allows you to replace the HTML5 geolocation API in a few simple steps.


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All you have to do is open the extension and activate it. Fill in the latitude and longitude of the area or simply drop the pin in the area of ​​your choice and voila!

Now every time you open a new tab, the browser will send the new location you selected.

The best thing about this browser extension is that it’s there when you need it. And when the job is done, hover over it and turn it off.

Bonus tip: turn off location

By default, location sharing on Google Chrome is enabled for most sites. And if you don’t want the site or service to know your location, you can turn it off in one step.


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All you have to do is click on the info icon in the address bar, head to Location and select ‘Always block on this site‘.

That’s it, guys!

Changing or simulating the location in Google Chrome comes in handy when you want to go to a site that only works in a specific location. Until you wait for a site to go global (Spotify, are you listening?), try these options and let us know how your experience went.

See Next: How to get fake call, text, and create fake call logs on Android

Last updated May 4, 2020


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For the uninitiated, Pinterest is a different take on social media. It’s (supposedly) an invitation-only virtual bulletin board where users can “organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.” These bulletin boards are used to plan weddings, decorate their homes, organize their favorite recipes, post illustrations and photographs, etc. It’s not exactly Facebook, and not the place you’d expect to find spammers lagging behind.

Last week, the Daily Dot published an article on how to spot a particular Pinterest spammer. It turns out that the spammer is actually reading the articles on the site and emailed the writer with a clarification on how he spamming Pinterest. Calling himself simply “Steve,” the 24-year-old said he uses thousands of bot accounts, one of which Pinterest has effectively deleted. He even does – get this – at least $ 1000 per day.