Chrome only: If the new geo-locating features that just hit the dev channel builds of Google Chrome make your privacy-conscious self a little worried, you can disable them with a simple change.
While the new location tracking feature is only active in the Dev Channel builds of Chrome at this point, it's still useful to know it's coming to the stable version, and how to disable it. Over at the How-To Geek site (my home away from Lifehacker), writer Asian Angel writes up the simple process of disabling geo-location entirely — just head into Tools -> Options -> Under the Hood -> Content Settings, and change the radio button on the location tab to "Do not allow".
Readers should note that just like the geo-locating features in Firefox, Chrome doesn't just give away your address automatically — you are prompted to share the location, so it's more of an annoyance if you never plan to share the information. If you aren't a Chrome user, you can also completely disable geo-location in Firefox.