Sunday, October 22, 2006
They know where you live
Searching a torrent indexer (for public domain content) the other day I noticed that the "find pretty girls in..." ad has got unnervingly accurate.
Forestville is the suburb right next to where I live.
How on earth do they do this? I know that there are geolocation systems that triangulate where people are by tracerouting from several locations around the globe, good for things like pre-selecting the country in a popup menu or tailoring a banner ad, but how can this work down to the suburb?
There are some services around that can figure out the ISP and your state but they're not as good as those super smart pretty girls.