Ubergizmo: Google Maps Gains Lens Integration When Browsing Menus

Ubergizmo: Google Maps Gains Lens Integration When Browsing Menus. “Ever wanted to know what to order at a restaurant? If you are in a new country exploring new restaurants, then you might want to consider firing up Google Maps. This is because according to a report from 9to5Google, it has been revealed that the company has integrated Google Lens into Google Maps.”

Lifehacker Australia: Tell Google Maps Your Dietary Preferences To Get More Customised Search Results

Lifehacker Australia: Tell Google Maps Your Dietary Preferences To Get More Customised Search Results . “We all have food preferences of some kind. Maybe you’re a vegetarian or allergic to shellfish, or perhaps you just really don’t like pizza. When you’re using Google Maps to find food recommendations; however, by default, it will show you all the options out there, not just the ones you’re likely to want to eat. That is, unless you tell Google Maps what those preferences are.”

ABC News (Australia): Google Maps mission for Wollongong-born hiker on remote New Zealand trail

ABC News (Australia): Google Maps mission for Wollongong-born hiker on remote New Zealand trail . “A woman with a taste for risky, solo hiking is about to complete a spectacular top-secret journey for tech giant Google, wearing a custom-made backpack with 360-degree camera. After having to lay flat on the ground and grip a boulder for stability in the face of 100kph winds in Patagonia, anything less should be a walk in the park for Sharmali Kulatunga.”

Motherboard: Neo-Nazi Terror Group Posted Propaganda to Google Maps

Motherboard: Neo-Nazi Terror Group Posted Propaganda to Google Maps. “The news illustrates the extent to which The Base—under an intense, nationwide FBI probe resulting in several arrests of its members—used both hidden and open source platforms to spread its propaganda.”

Washington Post: Google redraws the borders on maps depending on who’s looking

Washington Post: Google redraws the borders on maps depending on who’s looking. “Google’s corporate mission is ‘to organize the world’s information,’ but it also bends it to its will. From Argentina to the United Kingdom to Iran, the world’s borders look different depending on where you’re viewing them from. That’s because Google — and other online mapmakers — simply change them.”

Hindustan: This user ‘hacked’ Google Maps traffic flow in an entire area with 99 smartphones

Hindustan Times: This user ‘hacked’ Google Maps traffic flow in an entire area with 99 smartphones. “We often hear apps and services being hacked or breached resulting in user data sharing without consent. But the latest ‘hack’ found on Google Maps is quite an unusual one. It doesn’t leak your personal information to others or breach your smartphone but simply messes with the traffic information that Maps shows you. The ‘hack’ also shows how easy it is to change the traffic flow and indirectly make millions in the area take a different route.”

Search Engine Land: Yelp cracks down on ‘review rings’ as Google continues to see widespread mapspam

Search Engine Land: Yelp cracks down on ‘review rings’ as Google continues to see widespread mapspam. “Yelp has almost certainly been the most aggressive of the review platforms to take action against spam and review fraud. The company has historically and controversially tried to prevent any form of review solicitation….Now the company is stepping up efforts to stop ‘review rings,’ which have become something of a cottage industry online.”