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I'm not sure if this goes here, but, if it's a possible security issue, I'd want you gurus to see it.

I live in Tupelo, MS. It's around Columbus and West Point. (all small towns)
Should advertisements know where I live?
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No, but they will anyway if you use google and the internet

I don't know much but with your ip address and ad's "geo-targeting" they will remotely guess where you live and show that advertisement.

Just like all the "sexy singles meet in *your city/close city nearby here " ads
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Yeah, I get those meet the single hot chicks and they always look the same and they never get any older.... If you don't want them to know where you live, look into "anonymity" http://www.torproject.org/ not 100% (don't be stupid and go "hacking the gibson" or anything) but enough to keep ad's like that and websites from knowing where you are. Hides your IP and actually uses proxy's and onion routing, so it'll think you live in china, or russia, or germany or wherever the heck IP you end up on. Even if you don't use it, it's always good to know about stuff like that.
    
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