Spoof Timezone

Spoof Timezone

Change the time zone setting for web pages in the browser to a randomly selected or user-specified time zone.

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What is Spoof Timezone?

"Spoof Timezone" is a Chrome browser extension designed to enhance user privacy by allowing them to change their timezone settings to a random or chosen value. This prevents tracking through timezone fingerprinting techniques. The extension offers automatic detection based on IP, quick testing via context menu, updates at start-up, and better iframe support in line with the new manifest v3.

Merlin
Stats
Users: 53,951
Rating: 3.69 (36)
Version: 0.4.1 (Last updated: 2024-02-06)
Creation date: 2018-08-01
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
  • scripting
  • webNavigation
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 143.36K
URLs: Website
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Spoof Timezone
Spoof Timezone (v0.3.4)
3.43 (58) 2,062
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Summary

The extension alters the timezone information that the browser reveals to web pages to protect your actual timezone from being identified. You can ensure the extension spoofs the correct timezone by setting your preferred one on the options page. Additionally, there is an option to generate random timezones, which can be useful in preventing fingerprinting scripts from identifying your browser based on your actual time zone.

To test the current timezone use the right-click context menu item.

The extension can also automatically detect your timezone based on your IP address starting from version 0.1.4. Use the right-click action button's menu to access this option.

Moreover, there is an option to check and update the timezone on start-up, which can be enabled from the options page.

The latest version of the extension includes improvements such as faster injection into iframes and automatic timezone detection that now respects daylight shifting. This extension now works on manifest v3.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Allows users to spoof timezone for specific devices, which can be helpful for certain applications
  • Tool is generally appreciated for its function
  • Can often help with time calculation
Cons
  • 'Automatically update timezone based on my IP' option doesn't work
  • Some users report the offset is wrong or inversed
  • Difficulties with certain websites, including airline websites and web.whatsapp.com
  • Can affect calendar applications negatively when enabled
  • Errors can sometimes occur while trying to update the timezone
Most mentioned
  • Some users suggest using 'Vytal' extension instead
  • Users often report bugs and issues with this extension
  • Users appreciate the extension but seek improvement
  • Calendar issues are a repeating problem mentioned
  • The interface is mentioned to be confusing
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Safety
Risk impact

Spoof Timezone is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Spoof Timezone if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Spoof Timezone has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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