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Late to the Party: Australian Fire Authority Criticizes Apple Maps for Being Dangerous

The Australian Country Fire Authority in Victoria has come out against Apple Maps. They're a bit behind the curve, since hating Apple Maps is a little 2012, but their complaint seems both specific and legitimate. They're saying Apple Maps is causing dangerous errors for users of the CFA's own FireReady app, which is meant to "to assess your own FireReady status and to remain aware of incidents around you in real-time." It turns out their app doesn't work too well if Apple Maps thinks your town is in the wrong place, which it so often does.

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[Updated] Apple Maps Added to List of Things That Want to Kill You in Australia

I've never been to Australia, but I have seen the Australian anthropological documentary Beyond Thunderdome, so I think I have a pretty good handle on what things are like down under. It's basically one big Rube Goldberg device set into motion to kill you, right? Poisonous spiders, poisonous snakes, poisonous marauders hunting for gas. It can be a dangerous place, and if you have an iPhone it's even more dangerous. Police in Mildura, Victoria are warning travelers that if they use Apple Maps to get there, they could die.

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