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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  • After a few times of trying this out, you can now see some of the places I have been. Considering that all of these places are within the M25 (the motorway which surrounds London) and taken at specific times, it is not unconceivable that I have not in fact been to all of these places. You could easily state that you are say, on the corner of East 14th and 3rd in New York and twenty minutes later be by the Flat Iron Building at 5th on Broadway. Because these are timed carefully, it makes it even more plausible that I am in fact at these places, when I am not.

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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.

  • If you thought that it was only exclusively an issue on Facebook Places, you can also do it on Twitter. It doesn't really matter which client you use, so long as it supports Twitter's location feature. In this case, I decided to use UberTwitter because frankly, it has greater features available than that of the official Twitter for BlackBerry application.

    I had already spoofed my location at this point to set myself back at Buckingham Palace, which is based basically in Green Park, an area of London. To make a point of this, I tweeted to say that I was not in Green Park or at Buckingham Palace at the time - but who's telling the truth, GPS or me? (It wasn't the GPS, as I've already shown).

    Make sure though that the location button is turned on. It may display incorrectly at first, or display something out of the ordinary - so in that case, try turning off the UberTwitter location feature through the options, but enable the Twitter geolocation feature instead.

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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 tweeted, you should be able to see the results instantly. You may have to trial and error this one, but once you have got it right the first time, the settings should stick.

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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