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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  • In this case, I will tag a friend of mine, Martyn who also has a BlackBerry and is in on this stunt as well. You simply enter their name and depending on their privacy settings, they will be added and tagged in that location also without any authorisation on their part (which in itself is a privacy breach)

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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.

  • Once you have done all of that, simply hit the Check In button (not in this screen; was too slow to screenshot it) but you will see that all of the people tagged, including yourself, have been checked into the location that you spoofed. Ta da!

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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.

  • Everyone else should see this too, depending on your privacy settings. This is exactly how it will look like, though it will appear as Facebook for iPhone if you are using an iPhone device on your friends' screens.

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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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Topics: Banking, Hardware, Mobility, BlackBerry, Social Enterprise

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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