Why doesn't my phone know where I am?

Marco from Portugal

Episode 1426 (57:23)


Marco is having trouble seeing his location on his mobile phone. It thinks he's in Jordan. Leo says that chances are the phone's GPS is having issues and the phone is using Wi-Fi triangulation to approximate his location. The problem is that sometimes the phone gets confused and sends his location somewhere else based on where his ISP is located.

Marco should check out this article at zdnet.com. There's also a story about a quiet Kansas home that wound up with 600 million IP addresses at washingtonpost.com.