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Why does my location in stackoverflow profile change?

I'm not to knowledgeable when it comes to OpenID, but I was under the impression it is reliable and secure. Now today I find the location "Al Qibabat, Egypt" in my profile. This seems to be a free-form text field and I haven't entered that value myself. All logins happen via SSL, so I'm puzzled how this could have happened.

If there is a better direct "support channel" or issue tracker, please point me to it. Looking over the FAQ and searching I was unable to find anything like that. Only the meta sites.

Is this a bug or should I be seriously worried that someone took over one of my machines?

Note: I visit my profile regularly and that location wasn't set last night. So it must have happened within the last 12 or so hours, I reckon.

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A query to Yahoo! API

http://where.yahooapis.com/geocode?q=Somewhere in the vicinity of Sol

....
<city>Al Qibabat</city>
<state>Helwan</state>
<country>Egypt</country>
<countrycode>EG</countrycode>
...
  • LOL, okay. Thanks for pointing that out. Well, strictly speaking Egypt is somewhere in the vicinity of Sol, too ;) ... +1 – 0xC0000022L Apr 21 '11 at 14:33

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