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L.A. police chief goes public with concerns over Google Waze app
L.A. police chief goes public with concerns over Google Waze app

As the Tuesday afternoon rush hour approached, the Waze traffic map for the San Fernando Valley was lighting up with users reporting fender-benders, stalled cars, scattered debris and other commuter obstacles. One of the more frequent reports, however, was of police officers. Users tracked one officer driving on the 405 Freeway near Sherman Way. Several spotted a cluster of police cars along a one-mile stretch of Sepulveda Boulevard. Another officer was spotted on Woodman Avenue. It takes only a couple of clicks of the traffic cop icon to post an officer's general location. Waze asks whether the officer is "visible" or "invisible." Such real-time traffic...

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