How Maps Help and Hurt

An even-handed article on Spiegel Online looks at how Google Maps can be used to help or even save people (e.g., providing information on Australia’s bushfires) to how it can be used to hurt people (e.g., displaying sensitive personal information or information that could be used in wartime). “Here, the mapping tool can be used as both a tool and a weapon — in the same way that a fork can be used to eat with or to stab someone in the eye.” Via All Points Blog.