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24th April 2019 Issue no. 454
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Google's fake locksmith problem once again hits the New York Times
By Barry Schwartz
Google's local results algorithm has not fixed the fake listing problem from five years ago. Almost five years since the New York Times profiled the issue with Google's local results and locksmiths, the newspaper published a fresh story around the issue this weekend.
The story is called Fake Online Locksmiths May Be Out to Pick Your Pocket, Too. It goes through how local locksmiths are locked out of the local results because of all the fake, call-center-based locksmiths that are hacked into the Google local results.
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