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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  • 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.

  • Here is where the proof lies, and where you can fool your friends. By clicking on the place tagged in the status, it opens up a page which shows how many people have previously checked into that place. (For example, Buckingham Palace's check-in page can be found here).

    However, if you simply hover over the link you will see a map that will display in a hover-over window. If you click on this link, it will take the co-ordinates of where you checked in on the simulated device and display them in a new window on Bing Maps.

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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.

  • ...and when you zoom right in, it will display those co-ordinates exactly. Sometimes it helps to select to satellite view, because this could narrow down the exact location far easier when you see a satellite aerial image of the place. As you can see, I 'am' in the Queen's private quarters towards the back of the Palace... but I never left my house in Kent sixty miles away.

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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