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Thursday, June 9, 2005

Google Maps Hack Takedown

Slashdot reports on the first Google Maps hack that has been taken down thanks to Google’s legal team. The application in question is the Google Maps Wallpaper site, and apparently this is the email the creator received:

“The Google Maps team recently noticed your Google Maps tile “stitcher" wallpaper maker at Google is always happy to see developers interested in our products and we commend you on the service. That said, we would appreciate it if you voluntarily remove your service and stop using Google Maps on your web site. The service violates the Maps Terms of Service available at, and jeopardizes our ability to make Google Maps available to the public because it encourages non-personal use of Google Maps.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if we have contacted the wrong people, please feel free to contact me directly. Otherwise, please let us know as soon as possible when the service has been removed.


Bret Taylor
Product Manager, Google Maps”


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