Geo location positioning error

Won’t fix Issue #836159

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Sep 15, 2014
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Steps to reproduce

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Repro Steps:

Access http://html5demos.com/geo in IE
Allow for geolocation
Map will put you somewhere about 100kms away from your current position.

Expected Results:

It should give me an exact location, or at least a nearby location, within a specific number of meters)

Actual Results:

Dev Channel specific:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Tony S.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Tony S.” to “Dale R.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Dale R.” to “IE F.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Won’t fix”

    • Microsoft has a much bigger issue here. They are clearly exposed to geolocation hijacking due to their reliance on html5. When I am in Mozilla’s Firefox browser, their reliance on IP address properly finds me within a few meters of my current location. MS Edge and IE11 throw me hundreds of kmss off. This location is either their default (47.6448 longitude -122.2985 ) or it is defined by a website I visit. Yet another vulnerability uncovered.

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