Lately I have notice that 'ads by google' on sites I whitelisted are in russian? Have been searching all over, but did not find answer. These are not pop up ads that some malware have. Today opera's vpn was slow so I turned it off. The ads after were in enghish, I turned on vpn again and the ads were back to russian. Use Canada or U.S. vpn. Does anyone know what is happening? Thank you.
I have noticed that google links are often in Cyrillic characters, and my hotel reservation link came up with a URL "ostrovok.ru." Does this mean that I look like I am surfing from Russia? Might be confusing if I am tracked by the FBI.
They know you're using a VPN and are trying to guess where you're really from?
And on my phone, currently, google searches end up in Cyrillic if not Russian. How to use this VPN and still read my results? BTW my link says that I am connecting via the US.
Having the same or similar problem here: When I set the Opera VPN to a location of US, then do a search, I'm getting results from Google Ukraine. I've tried clearing all history - same results.
Having exactly the same problem as kentchristopher. I will add however that the problem seems to be exclusive to Google searches. When I set search default to Yahoo or Bing, I don't get the Cyrillic result. Not sure what any of it means but it's a PIA.
Same with YouTube ads. Wish I knew why.