Torbutton doesn't set prefs correctly when started in TBB
I installed the Tor Bundle with Pidgin. I went to this link to see if geolocation in Firefox could show my real location in Fireofx.
When I clicked on "Share location" it did not reveal my true locatiopn. However, when I refreshed the browser and tried again it did give up my exact location. I uninstalled and reinstalled just to make sure and tried again with the same results. If you try it once and then refresh the browser and try again it does reveal your true location.
Someone at Wilders Security Forum had posted a way to disable geolocation in Firefox. I typed in about:config in the address bar and toggled geo.enabled to false. This works. However, I am concerned that geolocation is now the biggest threat anonymity, and for people in China and Iran this could be a nightmare.
I disabled geolocation in Firefox because (A). It is a known feature in Firefox (but that doesn't mean that a hidden geolocation feature cannot be added)....and (B). Someone showed me how to disable it. I'm a tech dummy. I would not have known had someone not shown me.
But I think this is just the beginning of a new threat. But anyway I think maybe that it would be a good idea to disable geolocation by default in the Tor Browser Bundle, and also recommend that people who use the Vidalia Bundle do the same in their Firefox. Thanks, Chuck