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BUT I'M NOT IN GERMANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beloved Google friends, please help?

Date: 2009-01-16 08:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pseudomonas.livejournal.com
There are some IP addresses that get misclassified. If you're using a different internet source from usual, the problem will likely clear up when you stop using it. If it's your usual source, tell your ISP; they might well tell Google to fix their classifier. If you're using a proxy in Germany, that'll do it.

Date: 2009-01-16 08:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pseudomonas.livejournal.com
Dunno, try their website.

Date: 2009-01-16 09:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neonchameleon.livejournal.com
That was confusing me... And like the below, I think it's an internet glitch with IP being misclassified. (Being paranoid, I'd also hit your computer with a virus and spyware scan).

Date: 2009-01-16 09:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eisenbud.livejournal.com
Email me your IP address and I'll look into what's going on.

Date: 2009-01-16 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistleingrey.livejournal.com
You don't use Tor, do you?

Date: 2009-01-16 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistleingrey.livejournal.com
Using Tor is something that happens atop whatever your ISP is, but yes, I suppose you don't. :) Tor is a proxy layer that routes your traffic through a variety of participating servers, such that websites don't see you as coming from your home IP address, rather as from one of those other servers. "Helpful" sites that sniff for location, even if it's as broad as country or national region, are baffled by Tor.

It also thwarts those people on LJ who have IP logging turned on for comments; often they don't actually know what IP logging means or the simple ways to get around it, and the results freak them out, but I suppose that's their problem, ultimately.


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