Businesses across the nation have found themselves permanently closed due to misinformation on Google Places, Google's answer to the Yellow Pages. Due to a "report a problem" bug, anyone can label any business found on Google Places as "closed." If the information is not corrected, Google will place a "permanently closed" mark on the business, effectively taking the business off Google's local search. NYTimes
With all the news about libraries closing, I did not think we needed help. This scares the crap out of me. Think if your disgruntled patrons found out about this. One fine on a book the "mysteriously" vanished under a car seat and you get wiped off the information super highway. Of course, I guess it beats the tips on the Banned Library Places page: "Nonfiction is a great place to spy on chicks" and "Tell Nicki in stall #3 that you saw this tip and get $5 off a dime bag."