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    tracking my location

    When visiting web pages, getting ads for my area. What do I need to chanage on my computer.

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    You can't change that, it's based on the IP address you are using.
    To remove the ads you can run an ad blocker in your browser - try Adblock Plus.

    cheers, Paul

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    Try the Opera browser. In Settings > Websites > Location there are 3 options, one of which is "Do not allow any site to track my physical location"—and you can add exceptions if there are some sites you want to allow to track you.

    Opera is based on Chrome browser engine, so it has access to most/all the Chrome extensions.

    It also has a built-in ad blocker you can enable under Settings > Basics > Block ads
    Lugh.
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    I use uBlock Origin. It blocks ads and tracking. It's an add on for Firefox which is my primary browser.
    I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.

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