Police Want Google To Ban Waze App For Officer Safety
Law enforcement officials are calling for Google to ban or alter Waze, a navigation app that allows motorists to share officers' locations.By Matt Moreno | January 27, 2015
Google's smartphone app Waze is making it easier for motorists to avoid sneaky police traps. But that's not necessarily why law enforcement agencies want Google to ban it.
Law enforcement officers say it's a matter of safety — letting too many people know where officers are can endanger the safety of officers.
Waze is a "traffic and navigation app" that allows users to share information with fellow motorists — everything from traffic jams, speed cameras, hazards and police locations.