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How Cartographers for the U.S. Military Inadvertently Created a House of Horrors in South Africa

How Cartographers for the U.S. Military Inadvertently Created a House of Horrors in South Africa by Kashmir Hill MaxMind provides location information to thousands of companies. Some use it to display local ads. Some use it to prevent fraud. Some use it to determine whether a customer is accessing the right version of their website or service. MaxMind has never told me exactly what their secret sauce is for determining where in the world an IP address is located, but…

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