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Peeing robot spoils the fun as Google temporarily unplugs map-editing tool

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Map Maker's offline until Google sets up moderation that will quash what it says is escalating map vandalism. Happy now, maker of weak-bladdered Android image?

Google blushes over Google Maps showing Android icon urinating on Apple icon

Google blushes over Google Maps showing Android icon peeing on Apple icon

These pranks are pretty easy to pull, and Google's got its work cut out when it comes to blocking vandalism.

Is Google Maps accurate? Ask the giant cat...

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Someone edited Google Maps to add a giant cat. It was there one minute, then it was gone, leaping back into whatever cyber kittyland it came from.

Spy agencies are slurping personal data from leaky mobile apps

Spy agencies are slurping personal data from leaky mobile apps

Beyond device details, data shared over the internet by iOS and Android apps can include personal information such as age, gender, and location, while some apps share even more sensitive user information, such as sexual preference.

Sky-high error in Apple Maps leads drivers onto airport runway

Runway image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Two motorists using their iPhone Maps application followed it right across one of the runways - as in, where airplanes might have squashed them - and onto the airport ramp side of the passenger terminal.

Crowd-sourcing mischief on Google Maps leads customers astray

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As if we weren't already a drifting, confused mob of smartphone-jabbing zombies already, Google has presented a new way to baffle business customers.

Businesses are protesting about how easy it is to lie to Google's Yellow Pages-ish Google Places.