Why my browsers suddenly think I'm in the U.K.?

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       #21

    It's very easy. They have an app and you can disable NORD easily.

    I just did and I'm back with Charter (Spectrum, I think) and when I did a search "shoes NYC" i get US-based DNSs.

    I may switch to ExpressVPN.

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       #22

    So if you look at my post here:

    Why my browsers suddenly think I'm in the U.K.?

    It shows my ISP as Eli Liiy & Co but it is not correct.

    If you use a VPN it masks your location and ISP so you cannot expect region specific search results.
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       #23

    Why use a VPN? Are you using a hotel of coffee shop Wi-FI?

    There's no real need to use one inside your home.
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       #24

    I use a VPN out of paranoia.

    May be faulty but that's it.
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       #25

    Personally I use a browser based proxy for that.
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       #26

    Thanks. I may try that. Appreciate it.
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       #27

    Or just disable VPN when you need local search results.
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  8. Posts : 244
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       #28

    Thanks. I'll probably look at using a proxy server. Or another VPN, not Nord.
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       #29

    Well any VPN should hide your location.
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  10. Posts : 244
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       #30

    Basically I just don't want to be tracked. I have location off on my phone.
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