An anonymous reader writes: Israeli forces mounted a rescue mission in a Palestinian neighborhood after gun battles erupted when two soldiers mistakenly entered the area because of an error on a satellite navigation app, Israeli authorities said Tuesday.The clashes late Monday in the Qalandiya refugee camp outside Jerusalem left at least one Palestinian dead and 10 injured, one seriously. According to initial Israeli reports, the two soldiers said they had been using Waze, a highly touted Israeli-invented navigation app bought more than two years ago by Google. The smartphone app, which has a settings option to ‘avoid dangerous areas, ‘ relies on crowdsourcing to give users the fastest traffic routes. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Israeli Troops Who Relied On Waze Blundered Into Deadly Palestinian Firefight