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April 16, 2008 10:14 AM Subscribe
Help! Google thinks I am Spanish!
posted by The Wig to computers & internet (6 answers total)
I live in Canada. Normally when I go to google.com I automatically get redirected to google.ca. A few weeks ago, I started getting sent to google.es instead! This happens on my Mac and on my Dell laptop booted in either Windows XP or Ubuntu. I always have firefox set to clear cookies whenever I close it, so if I set a preference with google, the next time I open firefox I am back in spanish.
This leads me to think it has something to do with my ISP (teksavvy.ca). What Is My IP Address.com locates me correctly in Canada. Why is google confused? I will call my ISP but I wanted to know if this has ever happened to you and why it happened; I am more curious about what's gone wrong then really worried about fixing it (it's helping me work on my spanish at any rate!).