Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Google Has No Idea Where I Am

Today, I fired up my browser and went to but it redirected me to instead of

Due to the severed network cables off the shore of Egypt last week, the ISPs in Asia and the Middle East have had to re-route traffic so Google thinks I'm in Pakistan when I'm actually in the United Arab Emirates.

Here's a screenshot:

Notice the "" in the address bar (which Google Chrome calls the 'Smart bar'), the "pages from Pakistan" radio button, and the " offered in Urdu (اردو)" language setting.

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