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Changes To Google Maps And the Eternal Battle Against Spam: An Interview with Dan Austin

Apr 15, 2014 by Nyagoslav Zhekov

Google Maps and spam. These two have been moving together ever since one of Google’s most prominent products started gaining unrivaled popularity in the area of searching for immediate, real world information online. A few weeks ago, in an attempt to bring awareness to the problem, I conducted an empirical experiment and proved that there was at least one way to relatively easily create and verify a fake business entry of any kind and with any name on Google Maps.

 

Later on, Bryan Seely, a Google Maps enthusiast, who was indirectly involved in the article (through his “work”) went on [...]

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