A man walked down a street with 99 phones in a wagon. Google Maps thought it was a traffic jam.

A man walked down a street with 99 phones in a wagon. Google Maps thought it was a traffic jam.

Apps such as Google Maps provide real-time traffic data through crowdsourcing, monitoring the location and speed of phones traveling along on a roadway.He said “Google Maps Hacks” is meant to raise questions about the level of trust people have put in technology, as well as the ways society has adapted to it.

Google Maps is becoming a location-ad juggernaut

Google Maps is becoming a location-ad juggernaut

Seeing ads in Google Maps isn’t anything new, but Google is making it easier and more effective than ever for brick-and-mortar businesses to advertise themselves to people using the location-based service and to get them to pay a visit.

98% Of World’s Humans Are Now A Part Of ‘Google Maps’ Satellite Images

98% Of World’s Humans Are Now A Part Of ‘Google Maps’ Satellite Images

So far, around 36 million square miles of satellite imagery has been added to Google Earth.Google says it has managed to capture around 10 million miles of Street View imagery so far.

Google Maps Just Introduced a Stealthy New Feature That Users Will Totally Love. (There's Just 1 Catch)

Google Maps Just Introduced a Stealthy New Feature That Users Will Totally Love. (There's Just 1 Catch)

That said, as big a deal as this was, on Friday, Google Maps announced it's finally started to roll out something more consequential in the long run: Incognito Mode.Back in May, Google had said Incognito Mode would be rolling out on Android first, followed by a version for iPhone.

How To Blur Your House on Google Maps

How To Blur Your House on Google Maps

Below the Image Preview, there is a section called “Why Are You Reporting This Image?” If you want your house blurred, click on “My home.” A text box will appear where you should add verifying information, such as your address and a description of your house.

T-Mobile ‘Put My Life in Danger’ Says Woman Stalked With Black Market Location Data

T-Mobile ‘Put My Life in Danger’ Says Woman Stalked With Black Market Location Data

He did this by pretending to be a U.S. Marshal with the "Georgia Fugitive Task Force" to T-Mobile, which then provided Edens with the location of Johnson's phone in a handy Google Maps interface—"pinging" the phone, in industry parlance.

Qwant Maps: open source Google Maps alternative launches

Qwant Maps: open source Google Maps alternative launches

Qwant Maps displays a search field at the top to find points of interests quickly; just type in an address or the name of a place to jump to it right away.

China social media: WeChat and the Surveillance State

China social media: WeChat and the Surveillance State

China's WeChat is a site for social interaction, a form of currency, a dating app, a tool for sporting teams and deliverer of news: Twitter, Facebook, Googlemaps, Tinder and Apple Pay all rolled into one.

Google's privacy push adds Incognito Mode for Maps and Search

Google's privacy push adds Incognito Mode for Maps and Search

Filters that auto-delete web & app activity will become available starting today with support for auto deleting your location history "in the coming weeks," and he also announced extensions for the Incognito Mode you're familiar with from Chrome.

Your Location Is Gold to Businesses

Your Location Is Gold to Businesses

Google Maps — Multiple-Billion-Dollar Business Based on a Free Map. Location-targeted mobile advertisement spending is quickly growing. Based on its users’ 12 billion check-in data points every month, Foursquare accurately predicted the amount of new iPhone sales and has attracted 125,000 developers to work on its platform.

Google Maps could point users down the wrong path

Google Maps could point users down the wrong path

Should a person call one of these institutions by accessing it through Google Maps, the inquiry will be answered by a fraudster who will then press the caller to divulge their bank details or credit card information before subsequently attempting to take as much money as possible.

Google Maps: Cameras spot hugely important forgotten item – what is happening?

Google Maps: Cameras spot hugely important forgotten item – what is happening?

A variety of suitcases in different colours, shapes and sizes could be seen. This included a lime green one, stored upside down and placed precariously on top. The carriage looked to contain the belongings of a variety of people, perhaps travelling together on an organised trip.

Apple’s Empty Grandstanding About Privacy

Apple’s Empty Grandstanding About Privacy

Companies such as Google and Facebook get access to iPhone users by offering their apps—Messenger, Gmail, Google Maps, and so on—for download from the Apple App Store. If Apple really objected to data-hungry business models, it could take much more aggressive action during app review.

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

Click on this link to see your own data: google.com/maps/timeline?… Here is every place I have been in the last 12 months in Ireland. Click on this link to see your own data: google.com/settings/ads/ Google knows all the apps you use Google stores information on every app and extension you use.

Google's Find My Device can now map out exactly where you left your phone inside some buildings

Google's Find My Device can now map out exactly where you left your phone inside some buildings

Now, the service has picked up a new feature that can help in more dire circumstances: it can now show where your phone is on an indoor map of some large buildings, like malls and airports. WHAT'S NEW • Support for indoor maps to help you find your device in airports, malls, or other large buildings

What Google knows about you & how to take control of your personal data?

What Google knows about you & how to take control of your personal data?

The tech giant has used this leverage with internet users to bring other services like Chrome browser, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps & a bunch of other Free services to complement its web searching capability. It’s time for users to take control of their personal data & be responsible for its usage and privacy.

Google Maps has become a big bloated mess of features nobody wants

Google Maps has become a big bloated mess of features nobody wants

Yeah, most people use Google Maps to look up directions to place and find nearby restaurants or bars, but I can't help but feel Google's cramming too many features into the app.

Google will stop bundling its apps on Android phones in response to EU fine

Google will stop bundling its apps on Android phones in response to EU fine

In response to the European Union's $5 billion antitrust ruling in July, Google will change how it bundles its apps on Android phones and charge a licensing fee for phone makers that want to pre-install apps like Gmail, Maps, and YouTube in the EU.

Husband divorces wife after spotting her with another man on Google Maps

Husband divorces wife after spotting her with another man on Google Maps

A husband has divorced his wife after finding a picture of her with another man on Google Maps, it has been claimed. A news agency said the alleged infidelity was discovered by a man looking at how to get to a bridge (Picture: Google Maps/CEN)

Google: To be clear, this is how we track you even with Location History turned off

Google: To be clear, this is how we track you even with Location History turned off

Though Google originally said its help page was clear and correct, the updated page now clarifies that turning off the setting can still allow location data to be stored in apps like Search and Maps.

Google confirms it tracks users even when 'Location History' setting is disabled

Google confirms it tracks users even when 'Location History' setting is disabled

Leaving Web and App Activity enabled while turning Location History off only prevents additions to the Google Maps timeline, and does not stop data collection.Google's help center update is not likely to appease users who have scrutinized the search giant and other tech companies for their user privacy policies.