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.”

Mashable: Zooming out on Google Maps no longer shows a flat map

Mashable: Zooming out on Google Maps no longer shows a flat map. “Take a look at a map today, and you might think North America is larger than Africa or Greenland is larger than Mexico and China. But that’s not true in the slightest. The issue derives from trying to represent a three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional surface. Luckily for everyone, Google is solving this problem with the latest update to Google Maps.”

New York Times: As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume

New York Times: As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume. “For decades, the district south of downtown and alongside San Francisco Bay here was known as either Rincon Hill, South Beach or South of Market. This spring, it was suddenly rebranded on Google Maps to a name few had heard: the East Cut.”

Associated Press: Google gear helps create virtual tours of Georgia sites

Associated Press: Google gear helps create virtual tours of Georgia sites. “Miles of central Georgia trails and some of Macon’s most prominent historic landmarks can now be toured online on Google Maps. Ocmulgee National Monument Superintendent Jim David says anyone with an internet connection can take a virtual journey to the top of the mounds and get 360-degree views of the places they’re walking.”

Times of India: Google maps help CAG find quarry exploitation

Times of India: Google maps help CAG find quarry exploitation . “Google Earth Maps have come in handy for the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) to unearth irregularities in sand mining in the state. The government auditor has exposed flagrant violations at sand quarries in Karur and Cuddalore districts with an estimated penalty evasion of Rs 500 crore.”