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A GPS-generated map, like this one, shows were Paciano Lizarraga-Tirado was arrested by Border Patrol agents, who marked the coordinates as 31.75846, -11.14192. A court said such maps are not hearsay evidence in a trial.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a Google Earth map generated from GPS coordinates of an arrest was not hearsay and could be admitted in the trial of a man accused of entering the country illegally. Read more»

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is seeking to develop an early-warning system based on material "scraped" from social networks. Read more» 2

A screenshot from Google Maps of what some thought to be the house where bin Laden was killed. His actual residence is shown in the live Google Map below.

The fortified compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed is getting poor reviews from 'vacationers.' Mocking comments, written in the voice of disappointed guests, are being left on a Google Maps page devoted to a large walled compound in that city. Read more»