• Hack causes major apps to show anti-Semitic name

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Technology users had gotten a surprise when their social and lifestyle apps seemingly labeled the United States' most populous city with an anti-Semitic header.
    Mapbox, a provider of digital map technology, said it suffered a "malicious edit" Thursday morning by a person who tried to make multiple changes to its maps' data. Only one edit was published due to human error and was live for less than an hour before being deleted.
    A number of people posted screenshots on Twitter showing "New York City" had been changed to "Jewtropolis" on the Mapbox map used by companies such as...
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  • This $85 million NYC condo comes with 2 tickets to outer space, a $1 million yacht, 2 Rolls Royce Phantoms, and a Lamborghini

    This $85 million NYC condo comes with 2 tickets to outer space, a $1 million yacht, 2 Rolls Royce Phantoms, and a Lamborghini

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    An $85 million penthouse apartment in New York City comes with some mind-blowing extras.
    The buyer of the 10-bedroom Manhattan condo will get two tickets for a trip to outer space .
    They'll also be given a $1 million yacht , a one-year vacation rental in the Hamptons, two Rolls Royce Phantoms, and a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.
    Celebrities including Brendan Fraser, Jeremy Piven, and Hilary Duff have reportedly called the building home.
    A luxury duplex penthouse in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood will cost you a cool $85 million to buy, but some sweet perks come along with the...
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  • Snap drops after users discover the app's map labeled New York City as 'Jewtropolis'

    Snap drops after users discover the app's map labeled New York City as 'Jewtropolis'

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Snap is trading at its lowest level in three months.
    Snapchat users discovered Thursday morning that the app's map labeled New York City as "Jewtropolis."
    Snap uses maps from its partner, Mapbox.
    Watch Snap trade in real-time here.
    Snap dropped more than 2% Thursday after its users discovered the app's map labeled New York City as "Jewtropolis." Shares touched an intraday low of $10.88 - just $0.38 above the record low set on May 17.
    Snapchat's maps come from third-party mapping software Mapbox, which also supplies mapping information to other apps such as StreetEasy and Citi Bike.
    Mapbox...
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  • Snapchat's maps displayed an anti-Semitic label for New York City. It says it was vandalized

    2 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    Snapchat said its third-party mapping data was vandalized.
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  • Snapchat and other popular apps with maps were vandalized to label New York City as 'Jewtropolis'

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Snapchat users discovered on Thursday morning that the app's map labeled New York City as "Jewtropolis."
    The cause was vandalism of the mapping software from Mapbox, a third-party company that supplies mapping information to Snapchat, StreetEasy, and Citi Bike.
    The change went unnoticed by Mapbox and was visible for a few hours Thursday morning until being fixed about 9 a.m. ET.
    Mapbox confirmed that it was an act of human vandalism, but it still isn't sure how the change was able to slip through the cracks unnoticed.
    Snapchat users took to social media to post screenshots showing...
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