Posted 10 July 2017 - 05:29 PM
Still places me in Roanoke, VA. It does give quite a bit more detailed information regarding the browser I'm using but still nothing that I consider to be personally identifiable in any way. It's not like my real location is any secret on this forum, anyway, nor to anyone who can do a few moments of web research based strictly on what is posted in my signature on each and every message I post.
I have never understood the obsession some people have with masking their IP address "for its own sake." I also tire of seeing folks up in arms because the IP that their LAN assigns them (very often 192.168.1.X) is shown in logs, etc. There are billions of folks in the world who have precisely the same IP on their LAN. That's not personal, it's not useful for launching an attack, it's just how your router gets packets to your computer versus any other computers/devices on the LAN.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
. . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it. The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.
~ Ruth Marcus, November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story