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No Driving Directions: Google, South Korean Can’t Reach Map Deal

South Korea rejected a request by Google to use local mapping data in the company’s global maps service in a long-awaited ruling Friday that had divided the country for months. The company wasn’t happy with the decision, which the land ministry said was based on concerns over national security. “We’re disappointed by this decision. We’ve always taken security concerns very seriously and will continue to provide useful map services in compliance with Korea’s current map data export...

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