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  • Mistake in Google Maps Leads Demolition Crew to the Wrong House

    03/26/2016 10:31:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    popularmechanics ^ | March 24, 2016 | Jay Bennett
    A tornado damaged neighborhoods in Rowlett, Texas, outside of Dallas in December, but unfortunately for one family, that wasn't then end of the destruction. After a mistake in Google Maps led a construction crew to the wrong house, Lindsey Diaz's home was demolished as she was in the process of applying for a builder's permit to repair the damage caused by the tornado.
  • Clinton email reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria's Assad

    03/20/2016 8:48:13 PM PDT · by boycott · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-19-16 | Rudy Takala
    Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week. Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's team and one of the company's executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region.
  • Google Maps now lets you 'trek' Mount Everest on your computer (Very cool!)

    03/29/2015 3:56:49 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    You can now "trek" Mount Everest from the comfort of your sofa, as Google Maps launches new Street Views of the Khumbu valleys in Nepal. While you might not be able to get to the summit, you can explore many of the trails and towns in the region. The area is home to the Sherpa community with many acting as guides and porters on Mount Everest. "I guided the Google Maps team through my home region to collect Street View imagery," says Apa Sherpa in a blog.
  • WARNING: Cell Phone Users, you are BUSTED!

    03/13/2015 4:51:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 3/13/15
    Updated: If you want to see what your history has, go to here: and Login with your gmail username / password If you have an iphone with google maps installed (prior to version 3.2.1), then you can access the same information. More information on this is here: You can see on google maps EVERYWHERE you've ever went. I saw an article today while searching for videos, figured I'd try it myself. Sure enough, I can track my movements 24/7 for the last several years. Worst part is, so can the police and anyone else that has your login...
  • Help! Can't print Google maps anymore...what happened?

    12/06/2014 9:11:15 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 62 replies
    Internet ^ | 6 December, 2014 | Mene
    Can't print Google maps anymore and can't figure out what is wrong. Can print any other webpage via usual means, just can't get a selected address map to print. Can someone lend assistance to the technology-challenge freeper please?
  • Spy Agencies Scour Phone Apps for Personal Data

    01/27/2014 9:57:07 AM PST · by John W · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 27, 2014 | JAMES GLANZ, JEFF LARSON and ANDREW W. LEHREN
    When a smartphone user opens Angry Birds, the popular game application, and starts slinging birds at chortling green pigs, spy agencies have plotted how to lurk in the background to snatch data revealing the player’s location, age, sex and other personal information, according to secret British intelligence documents. In their globe-spanning surveillance for terrorism suspects and other targets, the National Security Agency and its British counterpart have been trying to exploit a basic byproduct of modern telecommunications: With each new generation of mobile phone technology, ever greater amounts of personal data pour onto networks where spies can pick it up....
  • NSA spying through Angry Birds, Google Maps, leaked documents reportedly reveal

    01/27/2014 1:33:42 PM PST · by Doogle · 25 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 01/27/14 | FOXNEWS
    The NSA and its British counterpart are tapping popular smartphone apps such as Angry Birds to peek into the tremendous amounts of very personal data those bits of software collect -- including age, location, sex and even sexual preferences, according to new reports from the New York Times and The Guardian. Citing confidential documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the reports detail efforts to supplement data collection from cell phone carriers and smartphones by tapping into “leaky” apps themselves. “Some apps, the documents state, can share users' most sensitive information such as sexual orientation – and one app recorded in...
  • Google’s robots and creeping militarization

    01/11/2014 4:06:23 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/9/2014 | Scott Cleland
    Google CEO Larry Page has rapidly positioned Google to become an indispensable U.S. military contractor. Google recently purchased Boston Dynamics, a robotics pioneer that produces amazing humanoid robots for the U.S. Defense Department. This development invites attention to Google’s broader military contracting ambitions — especially since Boston Dynamics is the eighth robotics company that Google has bought in the last six months. ... In 2012, Google hired Regina Dugan, the head of DOD’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), DOD’s in-house “moon-shot” idea factory. At the time a Google spokesperson said: “Regina is a technical pioneer who brought the future...
  • I Noticed This Tiny Thing On Google Maps. When I Zoomed In… Well, Nothing Could Prepare Me.

    11/04/2013 6:42:58 PM PST · by HokieMom · 35 replies
    Viral Nova ^ | November 2, 2013
    A friend told me to go to a certain latitude and longitude on Google Maps. When I noticed it seemed to be in the middle of an African desert, I thought he was just sending nonsense. But when I zoomed in, my mind was blown. I noticed a tiny icon that looked like an airplane. So I did some more research and discovered there’s an incredibly tragic and beautiful story behind it. Here it is, from start to finish.
  • Aliens leave message for Obama?

    05/11/2011 3:53:51 AM PDT · by Keltik · 16 replies
    Google Maps aerial view of a field near Opelousas, Louisiana. A message for Obama left by aliens? YOU be the judge.
  • RAF pilots used Google Maps for Libya rescue

    03/07/2011 6:14:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Mar. 7, 2011
    RAF pilots who flew a daring rescue mission in to the Libyan Desert used a black and white Google Maps printout to land. The brave humanitarian crew had none of the usual high tech guidance and support as they swooped to rescue British oil workers amid last week's chaos and bloodshed. Flight Lieutenant Stuart Patton was in the cockpit for the nerve-racking mission, which Tripoli's air traffic control had not sanctioned. The 29-year-old from Colchester, Essex, said: "I'd been handed some information from the internet that had been hastily printed out, including a black and white satellite image from Google...
  • Nicaragua Accidentally Invades Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps

    11/06/2010 11:52:04 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Techdirt ^ | Novemberr 6, 2010 | Staff
    You would think that military professionals would rely on something other than Google Maps in determining where countries have their borders. However, down in Central America, there's apparently been something of an international incident, after a Nicaraguan military commander, using Google Maps as his guide, brought his troops into Costa Rica. He insists that he was just following what Google Maps said, and that he never intended to go into the neighboring country. Yet... the report also notes that there was a Costa Rican flag there, which the Nicaraguans took down and replaced with their own flag. You would think,...
  • Did I find Bigfoot?

    07/13/2010 7:49:02 AM PDT · by PuzzledInTX · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Google Maps ^ | today | none
    Zoom down to these coordinates (48.111758,-119.829748) and what do you see? View Larger Map
  • Are Islamic messages embedded in Google maps?

    05/20/2010 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Natural Born 54 · 56 replies · 1,641+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | May 6, 2010 | Jim Campbell
    Some people have discovered Islamic words and phrases encoded inside Google maps. For some strange reason someone has put Islamic words within the zoom of Google maps. Even stranger, some are found in very rural areas of America.
  • Awesome: The al Qaeda Dancing Bar

    10/29/2009 2:58:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 449+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | October 28, 2009 03:25 PM | By Rusty
    SNIPPET - quote: Doing a Google search today for "al Qaeda", I accidentally hit "map" instead of "news". And you know what? Al Qaeda is on the map.
  • Google Maps caught running down Bambi

    01/30/2009 5:05:19 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 5 replies · 704+ views
    Live News Australia ^ | 01/30/2009 | Live News Australia
    Google Maps has blacked out a Street View image showing one of Google’s vans running down a baby deer on an American road. The images, taken near Rochester, New York, showed a deer being mowed down by the van taking images of the area for Google Maps. The pictures appeared on several news blogs before Google deleted the image. Google Australia have contacted and explained the incident, saying police were contacted after the accident but that the deer was able to leave the area before they arrived. Google also provided several tips for avoiding accidents while driving.
  • More Overt Bias from Google

    10/22/2008 4:31:49 AM PDT · by counterpunch · 44 replies · 1,866+ views
    Google Maps ^ | Google Maps
  • Censorship on Google Maps

    10/05/2008 1:36:00 PM PDT · by mazack · 41 replies · 968+ views
    Google Maps | Oct. 5th, 2008 | Mazack
    A few minutes ago I was reading an article about the Taliban in Pakistan and this so-called region of Waziristan. In an effort to geographically orient myself, I decided to type Waziristan into my beloved Google Maps. Unfortunately, Waziristan could not be (properly) located, and I received this response. Waziristan, Pakhistan [sic] ‎Address: Removal requested (No such place) Luckily, one can look up Waziristan elsewhere and find out where the place really is. Wikipedia, for example. I'm not a conspiracy nut or anything like that, but I'd like to throw this question out to everybody reading this post. Who do...
  • Blurred Out: 51 Things You Aren't Allowed to See on Google Maps (Some odd censorship)

    09/14/2008 7:33:29 AM PDT · by tlb · 53 replies · 484+ views
    I T Security ^ | September 14, 2008 | staff
    Whether it’s due to government restrictions, personal-privacy lawsuits or mistakes, Google Maps has slapped a "Prohibited" sign on the following 51 places. 1. The White House: Google Maps' images of the White House show a digitally erased version of the roof in order to obscure the air-defense and security assets that are in place. 5. PAVE PAWS in Cape Cod, Mass.: PAVE PAWS is the U.S. Air Force Space Command’s radar system for missile warning and space surveillance. There are two other installations besides the one in Cape Cod. 19. Bahrain: In August 2006, Bahrain's Ministry of Information instructed the...
  • Google: We Did Not Erase Maps of Georgia

    08/13/2008 7:33:46 PM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 15 replies · 122+ views
    My colleague John Markoff wrote earlier Tuesday about the barrage of cyber-attacks on Georgia’s technology infrastructure. Others have covered the story as well. But not all stories appear to be accurate. Several reports suggest that data from Georgia and the neighboring countries of Armenia and Azerbaijan has been stripped from Google Maps. One story says that “the relevant maps went blank as soon as fighting broke out,” according to the Azerbaijan Press Agency.
  • Google As Terror Tool?

    06/04/2007 6:39:07 PM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 278+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 4, 2007 | Unattributed
    JUNE 4--One of the plotters behind the alleged scheme to explode gas pipelines at John F. Kennedy airport directed his co-conspirators to use Google Earth to obtain detailed aerial photos of the targeted facility. In a federal criminal complaint, an excerpt from which you'll find below, one of the accused, Abdul Kadir, reportedly told cohorts to use the popular satellite software after he determined that surveillance video shot by the men was "not sufficiently detailed for operational purposes." Kadir, a Guyanese citizen and former member of that country's parliament, made the Google suggestion during a February meeting with an alleged...
  • Terrorists 'use Google maps to hit UK troops'

    01/14/2007 7:05:18 AM PST · by angkor · 19 replies · 701+ views
    Daily Telegraph UK ^ | Thomas Harding
    Terrorists 'use Google maps to hit UK troops' By Thomas Harding in Basra Last Updated: 2:06am GMT 13/01/2007 Terrorists attacking British bases in Basra are using aerial footage displayed by the Google Earth internet tool to pinpoint their attacks, say Army intelligence sources. Documents seized during raids on the homes of insurgents last week uncovered print-outs from photographs taken from Google. The satellite photographs show in detail the buildings inside the bases and vulnerable areas such as tented accommodation, lavatory blocks and where lightly armoured Land Rovers are parked. Written on the back of one set of photographs taken of...
  • Enthusiast uses Google to reveal Roman ruins (googling, googlemaps)

    09/17/2005 10:41:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 861+ views
    Nature ^ | 14 September 2005 | Declan Butler
    Luca Mori was studying maps of the region around his town of Sorbolo, near Parma, when he noticed a prominent, oval, shaded form more than 500 metres long. It was the meander of an ancient river, visible because former watercourses absorb different amounts of moisture from the air than their surroundings do. His eye was caught by unusual 'rectangular shadows' nearby... "Mori's research is interesting in its approach," says Manuela Catarsi Dall'Aglio, an archaeologist at the National Archaeological Museum of Parma. He says the find may be similar to a villa the museum is currently excavating at Cannetolo di...
  • Massive Security Breach

    06/03/2005 9:15:36 PM PDT · by jb6 · 50 replies · 1,261+ views
    4 June 05 | jb6
    I've found a major security breech in Google Maps. Go to Go to maps and go to Ft. Bragg or even better, Pope AF Base. Switch from map to Satellite view and zoom in. You can see the individual A-10s parked on the tarmack. You can see all the buildings, cars, etc. This is something that any terrorist would just love to have, total reconnesance maps and they're there in color thanks to our own dear Google. Write your congresscritter and demand that they stop this massive security breach. Some areas should not be allowed to be viewed, simple...
  • Google Maps Stealth Bomber(Googling German Spiegel Stumbles on Stealth Over Palmdale Plant)

    05/29/2005 4:55:49 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 705+ views
    addict3D ^ | 05.26.05 | addict3D
    German Spiegel points to a stealth bomber uncovered on Google Maps. Spiegel writes, “As you know it’s prohibited to get close to military bases, let alone photograph them. Usually satellite images which are made public online are retouched to blur scenerey which might compromise security. At least that’s what you assume in times of terror. However, the googling tourist stumbles upon a stealth bomber on a military airport in California.