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Bandwith per country strangeness
01-11-2016, 10:03 AM (This post was last modified: 01-11-2016 09:51 AM by Bloopy.)
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RE: Bandwith per country strangeness
The country stats are most likely determined by IP address, so I guess it's possible that the traffic isn't actually coming from those countries. For example, Sweden could run out of IP addresses and then buy a block of Somalian ones that aren't being used. There was also this in the news recently:

Also, it's possible for content from lots of different countries to be embedded on one web page. The content and advertisements you see on a website could be hosted all over the place to balance the load or something like that. In Facebook's case they could be testing or measuring something, who knows...

Here's a couple of images hosted in Nigeria and Kenya. Now by viewing this forum thread, you generate some traffic to those countries:
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If you're worried about the spyware kind of thing, you probably want a browser extension like NoScript (Firefox) or uMatrix (Chrome & Firefox). That protects you against cross-site scripting or having your browsing habits instantly shared with 3rd party advertising companies, regardless of what country they're hosted in. Smile

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Bandwith per country strangeness - via - 12-01-2015, 09:34 AM
RE: Bandwith per country strangeness - via - 12-02-2015, 10:19 AM
RE: Bandwith per country strangeness - Bloopy - 01-11-2016 10:03 AM

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