Google Blog: Get charged up with Google Maps

Google Blog: Get charged up with Google Maps. “We built Google Maps to help people get where they need to go no matter what mode of transportation they use. Our newest feature brings helpful information about electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to the Map, so you can be confident that your car will be charged and ready for your ride, wherever you’re headed.”

Newshub: Divorce after cheating wife snapped on Google Maps

Newshub: Divorce after cheating wife snapped on Google Maps. “Google Maps has sparked a divorce, after a husband discovered his wife in intimate photos with another man online. The man got a nasty shock while planning a trip, when he saw his wife on a bench stroking the hair of another man – with his head in her lap.”

Business Insider: France wants Google to take down pictures of prisons after ‘the jailbreak king’ escaped one by helicopter

Business Insider: France wants Google to take down pictures of prisons after ‘the jailbreak king’ escaped one by helicopter. “France has asked Google to remove photos of prisons from the internet, including one from which a notorious criminal known as ‘the jailbreak king’ escaped by helicopter this year. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said she had written to the internet search engine to request the removal of sensitive photos, but no action had been taken.”

CTV: Google Maps’ new feature shows exactly where bus or train is in real time

CTV: Google Maps’ new feature shows exactly where bus or train is in real time. “Google Maps is launching a new commute tab this week, aimed at helping users shave time and stress from their daily commute to work. Instead of wolfing down your breakfast, spilling coffee on your pants, and sprinting for the train or subway only to find yourself caught in a 15-minute delay, commuters can consult the new tab to see exactly where their bus or train is on the map in real time.”

CTV News: With grid now crowdsourced, digital maps can steer you wrong

CTV News: With grid now crowdsourced, digital maps can steer you wrong. “For centuries, people have relied on maps to figure out where they are and where they’re going. But today’s digital maps — seemingly more precise than ever –aren’t always as dependable as they appear.”

Google Blog: Take a spin around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Google Maps

Google Blog: Take a spin around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Google Maps. “While the true feeling of the Indy 500 can only be experienced in person, I wanted to bring a taste of it to people who have never been and to those who want to revisit their past experiences there. I work in the Global Business Organization at Google, so I reached out to our Street View team to see if we could bring the track to Google Maps. They sent a Street View Camera around the track just moments before the green flag was waved, and 3 months later, it’s on Street View for all to enjoy. Starting today, you can take a spin around the infamous Indianapolis Motor Speedway and get closer to the action on your phone or computer.”

Mashable: Google sued over tracking locations even when ‘Location History’ is off

Mashable: Google sued over tracking locations even when ‘Location History’ is off. “Last week, a bombshell AP investigation found that Google was still tracking iPhone and Android device users, even if they turned off the ‘Location History’ setting. Now, the first lawsuit has been filed against the search engine giant over this issue, according to documents posted by Ars Technica.”