Google Maps, which serves as one of the most powerful tools for navigation, there is, also, it is being used by some of the users in order to distribute links that lead to downloads of pirated movies, and even grand theft auto 5 – which is not the promotion of it in the Epic Games Store has released recently.
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The built-in tool on the map service of the search giant, which it is used, it is the one of My Maps, which enables users to create maps and routes to share with other people. It is very interesting for tourists, because in addition to marking sites, it is possible to add comments, and even links on each map in custom.
It is precisely at this point that piracy takes away the profit. There is a built-in search on Google Maps for the maps in the My Maps, but you can use Google itself to search within the site, the service, and that you will easily surrender in the hundreds of results when a term is entered.
In a search for “torrent” 887 results appeared on the search engine, and they involve a number of links to films, tv series, and video games. In the second, the result shows more than 5 million views within My Map, that makes it clear that the link is not so hidden as well. Looking for grand theft auto 5 inthe first link, which is pointing to an area of New Delhi, said that it has already been viewed over 12 million times.
The use of Google Maps, which is a site you can trust, and that is fine rankeado in just about any search for, it happens for a long time. The travel site TorrentFreak points out that, since the fall of 2017 you’ll find links to all the downloads within the custom maps.
On the side of Google, the search giant comes to removing some of the links, when the business of the games or the movies, they claim, on the basis of copyright. It would be more interesting to insert a filter for words such as: Torrent, for any map created within the tool to fall into a manual review when it is accompanied by a link to the external web site.
With info: TorrentFreak.