Security and False reporting

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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby Seandrea » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:04 am

:D

That was quick. Anyway, I thought I WAS reporting to waze by emailing an agent in the support section. If that too wasn't what I do, please tell me how exactly I report it to waze.

Thanks

BTW: The only narcotic vice I have is caffeine & I don't think I've read a comic for 35 years! However, I did find myself glued to an original episode of batman on TV recently.... OKAY! You win... it made me late for work! :oops:
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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby Seandrea » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:11 am

CONCLUSION:

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Crisis over commissioner.... the police are in attendance.... they're visible over there...looks like they were lucky enough to be here when the collision occured!
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.... and we have the culprit. He'll be spending a few check-ins at gotham city penetentiary!
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Yes... we have you now where you cant do any more tomfoolery and the world is saved.

...... or is it? Could steven-birkin be the very same alias user Steve Birkin, also from West Yorkshire, driving the same routes on the same roads, having the same bad luck, getting stuck in traffic 4 or 5 times a day & all because of minor accidents, caused by various hazards, obviously put there by the Police who are always in the right place at the right time?

Surely not, not even the cunningest of master reporters would do that.

THE END
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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby Seandrea » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:57 am

EPISODE TWO:
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Look Robin, a car stopped dangerously on the shoulder thats causing a major hazard. We'll employ the bat hazard remover...
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Holy hazard oh victim of holy road hazard. Looks like a minor accident!
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What are we to do batman? Who can be responsible for all this mayhem?

FIND OUT SOON!
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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby Seandrea » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:44 am

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Looks like traffic building, wonder what it is?
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Holy road batman, look at that pothole!
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I've been a Wazer for 3 months & use it all the time. Recently I noticed how minor accident reports increased greatly. I started to monitor them. An 'anonymous' user (joined 50 days ago) was responsible for all reports in the same region. Very frustrating as we should be able to rely on this info being as accurate as possible. Didn't know his user name / nick name at first but looks like he just slipped up. Either an update or his absent mindedness resulted in him revealing himself.
I sent him a message something like:
Plz let me no where & wen you're driving so I know where to avoid. You really do have some bad luck coming across so many accidents! I drive 400 - 500 miles per week & in 3 months have only seen ONE! You seem to come across them many times every day.

Usual posts in quick succession are:
Moderate traffic. Heavy traffic, Minor Accident. Object in road. Police (visible), Car on shoulder Often doubled up by re-reporting for 'other lane'! He's now moved on to Potholes!
Reports are rarely verified by others or Waze app itself, although I note he has at least TWO user names & often 'thanks' his own reports?? He's created 3 new groups, all of which have only 1 member... HIM.

DON'T MISS - THE NEXT EXCITING EPISODE OF..... 'Fullocrap' IN A FOLLOW-UP TO THIS POST!

It's time these idiots were booted off so the app could be used as intended. Out of curiousity, I just logged in to Waze & wasn't surprised to see he'd just witnessed another minor accident, probably caused by the 'Pothole' he reported! Not to worry, it appears the POLICE are at the scene, although it's caused quite a tailback of heavy traffic.... none of whom are Wazers, and the app itself doesn't appear to have detected a 'Slowdown'.
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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby neon-samurai » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:39 pm

Im really liking waze and its concept, even though my area isnt very populated with waze users. So far this is the only drawback i can see, users being silly (the few bad apples) and frustrating the regular decent waze community.

Shame they cant use google maps (due to terms of service violations) to keep maps mostly accurate (not sure if they can use openmaps or not though http://www.openstreetmap.org/ .. some other gps systems are using this).

Seems like a solution would be to have some sort of base map, and users can make changes over the top, so that both user annoted data and original data can be displayed at the same time. Maybe this would allow people to see what officially exists, and what users recommend/suggest.
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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby neon-samurai » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:14 am

OK cool, so it sounds like there is something in place to prevent too much messing about with the maps :)
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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby neon-samurai » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:29 am

but no one can actually do this without first driving on the road right (like they cant use the map editor to do this randomly can they?)

Guess im worried about the assholes who may do this. I love the idea of a community driven app such as this, that even adds an extra dimention to travel and navigation.. i just dont want it screwed up by some guy thinking he's funny (espically when people may be using this to navigate to work etc)
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Security and False reporting

Postby neon-samurai » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:20 am

Im curious about the security and reporting of this application. I really like the idea and have been using it to map roads around me when driving.

But what im wondering/worried about, is if its possible for someone to say that a road is closed (major or minor) when it isnt.. thus disrupting everyones travel along that route.

i just want to know what measures are in place to stop something like this happening?

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Re: Re: Security and False reporting

Postby Kuhlkatz » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:44 am

xteejx wrote:Ermm...not only is this an old thread


Nothing wrong with reviving an old thread with a brand new plot.
It didn't pan out too bad for Rocky, Rambo or the Harry Potter 'franchises'. ;)
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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby jasonh300 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:14 am

W. T. F. ???
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