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    Interview with Brian Seely: Engineer, Marine and Ethical Hacker

    Phil Rozek just interviewed my hero Bryan Seely. Brian's antics in the last year have forced Google to take responsibility with the ultimate goal to fight spam and improve Map Maker. Thanks Phil. Lots of juicy information in that interview.



    Interview with Bryan Seely: Google Maps Spam Fighter and Ethical Hacker for the Little Guy

    He’s the kind of guy who might just bring about the kind of change that’s bad for spammers but good for honest business owners.

    As a concerned local-search geek myself, I’ve been following Bryan for a little over a year now – since he first started really poking Google in the eye. We had a good phone call recently, and decided to expand it into a full-blown interview.
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    and here are a few links to his hacks...

    How a Hacker Intercepted FBI and Secret Service Calls With Google Maps

    Earlier this week, Bryan Seely, a network engineer and one-time Marine, played me recordings of two phone calls (embedded below.) The calls were placed by unwitting citizens to the FBI office in San Francisco and to the Secret Service in Washington, D.C. Neither the callers nor the FBI or Secret Service personnel who answered the phone realized that Seely was secretly recording them. He used Google Maps to do it.
    ‘Edwards Snow Den’ infiltrates the White House on Google Maps

    Most people would never type those words into Google Maps, yet when someone did, the White House came up as the top search result. Another search for “N*gger University” turned up as being “Howard University.” These were initially posted to Twitter by a user of Twitter named Bomani X @AceBoonCoon, who spoke with me a couple hours after making the shocking discovery about his Alma Mater.

    Be sure to head over to the petition as well.

    Fight Racism & Fraud by Fixing Google Maps

    Google has been an immense force for change in the world. Its profits and revenues reflect that its impact is felt by virtually everyone on Earth. It wields more power than was previously thought possible by one company.
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    Re: Interview with Brian Seely: Engineer, Marine and Ethical Hacker

    Thanks for sharing Justin!

    I've been so tied up posting today that I have not even had time to get to my feedreader yet.
    Can't wait to read!
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    Re: Interview with Brian Seely: Engineer, Marine and Ethical Hacker

    Thanks, Justin!
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    Re: Interview with Brian Seely: Engineer, Marine and Ethical Hacker

    No, Thank you Phil.
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