The joy of Microsoft’s ‘avoid ghetto’ GPS patent

The gist of it seems to be that Microsoft’s GPS—which will reportedly be inserted into Windows Phones in the future—will use input from more varied and up-to-date sources in order to create suggested routes.

Among these sources are crime statistics. Which has led some to the thought that this will somehow be an insult to poor neighborhoods.

Read more —> CNET News

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  1. thatmogarguy reblogged this from sinfulsolace and added:
    hopefully this is a joke? because white people are way too collectively stupid when it comes to our perception of what...
  2. foulmouthedliberty reblogged this from brooklynmutt and added:
    (you can tell the days I’m feeling lazy, b/c I just gif everything instead of having anything intelligent to add)
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  4. munchausenbyproxxy reblogged this from brooklynmutt and added:
    Oh how I wish gps was like this.
  5. daverosado reblogged this from brooklynmutt and added:
    Oh, the easy SNL sketches that can and will be made from this news.
  6. missblythe reblogged this from cvctothelees and added:
    Haha, too true.Although I wish I could figure out what setting on mine basically says “avoid lower income areas/ black...
  7. cvctothelees reblogged this from brooklynmutt and added:
    Blythe, you should tell Microsoft that your GPS has been employing this very feature for years already! I have mixed...
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    Embrace the ghetto within lol
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    not really sure how I feel about this one…
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    oh…my….gosh
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