Google suffers from another Google Maps hack

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A few weeks ago, Google Maps was hacked through the Map Maker function which resulted in an image of an Android peeing on the Apple logo near Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Google immediately apologized and removed the image. They supposedly suspended Map Maker as well.

Now they have suffered something similar. Don’t bother trying this because it has already been taken down, but yesterday if you searched for “N***** king” (yes that is the N word), you were directed to the White House. It even worked with the search term “n****a house.”

Here’s a GIF courtesy of the Washtington Post with the search term blurred out…..

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A Google spokesperson immediately apologized, “Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused.”

Google also stated that they are temporarily suspending Maps Maker, but I thought they had already done that? It’s possible they did and thought everything was rectified and turned it back on. Now they are saying that an update is planned for May 27, which will hopefully put an end to this insanity.

source: Washington Post


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.


  • Aqwaman

    Maybe it’s an inside job !