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Holes In Google Maps Linger

  • Wired, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 10:28 AM
Nothing much has been done to plug Google Maps' vulnerabilities since a series of incidents demonstrated that people can use the map's crowdsourcing function to create new and alter existing business listings, and fake Secret Service offices. The risk goes beyond fake phone numbers. It can ruin a business. Kevin Poulsen tells us why the Serbian Crown restaurant closed its doors after nearly 40 years in the same location after search results from Google Places misreported its open hours.

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