The New York Times just came out with an interesting piece about the location tracking of popular apps. I wanted to see what kind of data just your browser can gather. I’ll be adding to this post as I have time.
At this point, no script has been run. To do so, click below to begin. None of this data is stored or collected and is purely for informational purposes. You should get prompted to allow location access to the browser (again, I don’t store any of this info). If you don’t get prompted, I would love to know what browser and operating system you’re using (hit me up on Twitter).
For the location, I’m using a browser API called the Geolocation API. I’m using Leaflet and OpenStreetMap to show a map of your current location.
Status: Waiting on user input…