How to spoof your GPS geolocation on Facebook Places or Twitter

How to spoof your GPS geolocation on Facebook Places or Twitter

Summary: Proof of concept: Ever wanted to rob a bank and give yourself an alibi? Want to bunk off work and prove you're going to the doctors? Now you can.

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  • You will find that downloading and installing happens very quickly on the simulated device. It shouldn't take too long even on a slower connection, but hold on. Once they are done, we can get started in tweaking the simulated GPS and therefore your check-in location on Facebook or Twitter.

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    Please read the disclaimer! You can find this and more, including the explanation - as well as the pro's and con's of using spoofed geolocation on the ZDNet iGeneration blog.

  • You might kick yourself...

    ...because the BlackBerry simulator allows you to tweak the GPS to any location on the planet, and the applications on the device respond as such. Of course this is just to test out applications, but why nobody has used it on Facebook Places before is beyond me. But then again, Facebook Places has only been out for the BlackBerry this past week, so it's not much time to really click on to this sort of thing.

    By editing the GPS location through Simulate > Add > then editing the Name, Latitude and Longitude, which you can get by enabling the LatLong tool on Google Maps Labs, you can spoof your Facebook Places into thinking you're in one place when you're not. Always add more than 7 satellites though as this makes the device think you are in a more accurate location than it is.

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    Please read the disclaimer! You can find this and more, including the explanation - as well as the pro's and con's of using spoofed geolocation on the ZDNet iGeneration blog.

  • As you can see, by opening up Google Maps for BlackBerry on the simulated device, after entering in the location of Buckingham Palace - the official residence of HM the Queen of England, it displays as such with extreme accuracy, even though I hadn't left my office at my house sixty-miles away in Kent.

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    Please read the disclaimer! You can find this and more, including the explanation - as well as the pro's and con's of using spoofed geolocation on the ZDNet iGeneration blog.

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  • RE: How to spoof your GPS geolocation on Facebook Places or Twitter

    The CMD window opens/loads then closes. I can't get to the simulator interface.
    Bloodstorm