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  • NJ Town Wants Residential Streets Removed From Navigational Apps (Legal Move)

    01/08/2018 8:50:47 PM PST · by cba123 · 23 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Dave Carlin
    LEONIA, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Leonia's drastic traffic experiment will take place later this month. As CBS2's Dave Carlin reported, the sleepy, little New Jersey town, a quarter-mile from the George Washington Bridge, is declaring 60 residential streets off-limits to drivers who use them as cut-throughs. Residents say they are sick of traffic tie-ups caused by commuters short-cutting. "They should stay on the highway," said Carlos Gomez, of Leonia. "Why bother us?" The ordinance establishes a $200 fine for short-cutters. But Leonia Mayor Judah Zeigler said it's really all about those apps. "The main reason and driver behind this legislation is...
  • Political Correctness Bites Apple and Google

    10/17/2017 3:53:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A couple recent examples of political correctness. I don’t know how many of you use Google Maps, but Google Maps just issued an update to the app that they had to withdraw in less than 24 hours. Google Maps included a new feature. And let me describe it for you. Let’s say you’re in Manhattan and you need to go from point A to point B, and you put those addresses in, and it calculates your route and tells us how long it’s gonna take you to get there if you’re driving or if you take public transit or...
  • Google Maps Removes Calorie-Burning Cupcake Counter over Complaints About Fat Shaming

    10/17/2017 9:01:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | October 17, 2017 | Charlie Nash
    Google Maps has removed a feature that informed users how many calories they could burn by walking, which took the form of counting how many cupcakes would be burned off based on the distance, following complaints by users that claimed it was “triggering.” According to the Telegraph, “Users have reacted badly to cupcake metric on social media describing it as ‘shaming’ and some saying it could be a trigger for people suffering from eating disorders.” In a post on Twitter, Taylor Lorenz, a reporter for the Hill and Mic, called the feature “triggering.” “I guess Google maps now automatically shows...
  • Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too

    03/22/2017 7:53:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app - the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing. The location-monitoring feature will begin rolling out Wednesday in an update to the Google Maps mobile app, which is already installed on most of the world’s smartphones. It will also be available on personal computers. Google believes the new tool will be a more convenient way for people to let someone know where they are without having to text...
  • Using Machine Learning to Predict Parking Difficulty

    02/23/2017 5:30:01 PM PST · by spintreebob · 11 replies
    iot-for-all ^ | 2/14/2017 | Yitaek Hwang
    Just by indicating parking difficulty, cities can encourage people to take public transit rather than drive, perhaps mitigating traffic problems.According to the Telegraph, an average driver wastes a total of 2,549 hours looking for parking. That’s 106 days of wasted time. Now, those are statistics in the UK, but I bet that drivers in the US living in metro areas waste just as much — if not more — time looking for parking. Last week, Google quietly launched a new parking feature for Google Maps on Android across 25 major US cities. If you are in these metro areas, you will now see a...
  • 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: https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0/ 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: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/4388034?hl=en 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.