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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  • Facebook has released the updated application for BlackBerry handsets which finally brought Places, the location-based tagging facility to rival the popular Foursquare service.

    Yet with this, the developers must not have taken into account the BlackBerry Simulation Software, which for all intents and purposes is a fully functional device for the desktop yet purely for simulating the phone and testing applications, can be used to spoof your Facebook Places and Twitter status locations.

    This screenshot gallery will guide you through everything. If you want to, however, go right to the good bit, by all means skip to it by clicking here.

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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.

  • To get things going, you'll need to download a few prerequisites just to make sure everything ticks over. The simulator will require a few components, plus an extra one to get Internet access on the simulated device.

    The chances are you have Java on your system already, but just in case you don't, head on over to the website and download it.

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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.

  • Again, you may already have the Java Development Kit (JDK) but just to be on the safe side, you can download the JDK 6 Update 21. You can download it from here and the installation process is very easy. It may install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) too  or update it, even though you need this kit anyway.

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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