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    Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !

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      Re: Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !

      Find IP Address: What is My IP Address? IP Address Lookup & IP Locator shows region / city info for me. Guess any site can get the info, but must be made available by Sky ?


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      Re: Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !

      So is this a recent (ish) facility, because I have never had it happen before being with Sky.




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      Re: Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !

      It is a dubious site, but shows what can happen.
      Nothing happened to me, except that Firefox stopped pop-ups and redirection.

      As soon as I do I'll post a grab for you to see.
      A link to the site would be useful, so we can check what we get. (not that I am interested in nubile young girls)


      but must be made available by Sky ?
      How do you figure that, it works with any ISP, not just Sky, so they must all be doing it.

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      Re: Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !

      Quote Originally Posted by dog-man View Post
      So is this a recent (ish) facility, because I have never had it happen before being with Sky.




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      Technology moves fast and even faster with dodgy sites such as those that have been mentioned.

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      Re: Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !

      Quote Originally Posted by Focus2000 View Post
      but must be made available by Sky ?
      Nope, for example, an IP address of 82.42.50.* will be in St Helens. That info is freely available on the net and as mentioned, to visit a website you most let the website know your IP address.... it's how the web works.

      From an IP address you can find out who the ISP is and where the router is located...... BUT NOT WHO THE USER ACTUALLY IS

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      Re: Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !

      findmyip has been available for many years and i have used it in different addresses with different ISP's so its not really new technology

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      Re: Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !

      Agree, but it's being used more and more by these dodgy websites to entice people into 'hotties in their area' or to frighten them into thinking their security has been breached.

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      Re: Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !

      Quote Originally Posted by fruitbat View Post
      I've forgotten on which particular sites it occurred, although when dog-man wrote "...popups....telling me that there are girls in my home town (by name)" it reminded me that that was one of the ways in which it occurred: I would be perusing a webpage, and along the right-hand side there would be photos of nubile women, under each of which would be a caption along the lines of: "seeking men in ******, United Kingdom", where ****** would be the name of the small town in which I live.

      I have been trying to find examples which I could show you, but as I can't remember on which websites it occurred I have had no luck so far. As soon as I do I'll post a grab for you to see.

      Thank you for your help.
      As others have said, if it's the pics of women in your area such as those on the torrent site posted above (I never see women like that where I live ) then it really is just the info attached to your IP address and nothing that you, Sky or anyone else can do about it.

      As Focus2000 said, take a look at Find IP Address: What is My IP Address? IP Address Lookup & IP Locator and you'll see what info is there. It really is nothing to worry about and certainly now down to Sky.

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      Re: Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !

      I Have just had another look using IE8 and Firefox, this is what I get. The first is IE, the second FF -
      Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !-web.jpg   Every time I visit a website Sky tells them where I live !-web2.jpg  

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