Mozilla Firefox has released a new technology which will help websites to detect the physical location of computers.
This technology will allow Firefox Users, for instance, to find local restaurants when they travel to a new town.
The Geode project is an experimental add-on ahead of a full blown launch of geolocation technology in version 3.1 of Firefox. Users will have full control over how much location information they wan’t to give.
It uses technology from a firm called Skyhook which works out a computer’s location from nearby wireless networks.
Its so-called Loki system can determine location within seconds with an accuracy of about 10 to 20 metres.
Source: BBC News