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Old November 15th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a free app on Google Play that contacts a server for search results. The server logs user's request including phone's IP address (mind you that no user privacy data get logged).
My report shows one day a phone made a few requests from an IP address in Stuart FL, and about 5 minutes later the same phone made another few requests from an IP in Chicago IL !!

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Perhaps Google servers running a checkin or similar service? Or a market app that communicates with your device for whatever reason? Just a guess, I'm not sure I understand exactly what you're saying but it sounded like you might suspect foul play or snooping from some undesired servers?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a free app on Google Play that contacts a server for search results. The server logs user's request including phone's IP address . . .
Interesting. What is the name of this app?
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Old November 15th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What carrier are you using?

IP Tunneling for Mobile IP can make your phone appear to be somewhere other than its actual location. I can make my phone appear to be in Phoenix or Chicago or . . .
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This is the app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usml.localsearch&feature=search_res ult#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS51c21sLmxvY2Fsc2VhcmN oIl0.

You may look for restaurants, cvs store, or whatever around you. The app connects to my server to find results and display it on a map.

Yeah I guess IP tunneling is a possibility, although I doubt anyone would do it (in the context of using a phone app, start IP tunneling, and go back to use that app again).
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Old November 18th, 2012, 10:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Maybe you logged onto the

Interplanetary Wide Web instead of

World Wide Web ?

Interplanetary Web won't be

released until 2360 but maybe ........
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Does the report indicate the IP or only the location. If you lookup the ip from where you are *not* located you might be able to figure out that it is a proxy or an IP pool. Also, just to be clear, you have physical possession of any Android device registered to your Google account and you have never shared your credentials with anyone?
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