Assumed location of login with VPN proxy

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Assumed location of login with VPN proxy

Hi,

 

whenever I have Freedome active and login to facebook, or enable an app to use facebook login, Facebook tells me that there was an unrecognised device trying to log in and asks if that is ok.

 

The tricky bit is, that although I have set the proxy location to Germany, Facebook insists on seeing the login coming from Baghdad, Iraq. As you never know where that kind of information ends up, I would like to know if you are aware of this and if there is anything I can do about it.

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Re: Assumed location of login with VPN proxy

Facebook doesn't seem to determine the location based on the IP address only. They placed our Finnish location to Tehran, Iran already some time ago, but it looks like now they have also placed our locations to the Middle East as well.

 

The Facebook app for mobiles has access to the location services on the devices by default. Freedome cannot hide that information so it may be so that Facebook has combined that information with our IP addresses and used that to place our virtual locations to the Middle East. It is difficult to say why precisely there instead of any other locations in the world, though. 

 

We will check if there is anything we can do to change this - we cannot directly do anything, as the location shown on Facebook is naturally determined by Facebook and not us.

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Tapio Keihänen
F-Secure Freedome Service Manager
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Re: Assumed location of login with VPN proxy

Dear Belamanth,

 

This is kind of interesting information indeed. Can you provide us with more information on this matter? What if you changed the location to other than Germany? Is it still informing you that the login is coming from Baghdad? Also, rest assured that all the information through Freedome are secured and encrypted.

Regards,
Shahrir

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Re: Assumed location of login with VPN proxy

Just tried it, changed the proxy location to Canada, but still Facebook thinks I'm logging in from Baghdad. When I switch Freedome off, I am correctly located near Munich.

 

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Re: Assumed location of login with VPN proxy

Facebook doesn't seem to determine the location based on the IP address only. They placed our Finnish location to Tehran, Iran already some time ago, but it looks like now they have also placed our locations to the Middle East as well.

 

The Facebook app for mobiles has access to the location services on the devices by default. Freedome cannot hide that information so it may be so that Facebook has combined that information with our IP addresses and used that to place our virtual locations to the Middle East. It is difficult to say why precisely there instead of any other locations in the world, though. 

 

We will check if there is anything we can do to change this - we cannot directly do anything, as the location shown on Facebook is naturally determined by Facebook and not us.

--
Tapio Keihänen
F-Secure Freedome Service Manager
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Re: Assumed location of login with VPN proxy

Having same problems. My fb account was locked few times due to logging in from "IP from Tehran, Iran". Any other whois services gives Nebula (Finland) as the location for that IP number, but fb thinks differently.

 

I really like Freedome, but this is really annoying bug. And yes, I get it, a Facebook bug. Is there any way to speed up Facebook to correct this? Their support pages are nightmare Smiley Sad