Fixing Google geolocation screwups

Rob Seastrom rs at
Wed Apr 8 13:48:37 UTC 2015

shawn wilson < at> writes:

> On Apr 8, 2015 7:19 AM, "Rob Seastrom" <[[rs at]]> wrote:
>> Blair Trosper <[[blair.trosper at]]> writes:
>> > MaxMind (a great product)
>> I've heard anecdotal accounts of MaxMind intentionally marking all
>> address blocks assigned to a VPN vendor as "open proxy" even when
>> advised repeatedly that the disputed addresses (a) had no VPN services
>> running on them either inbound or outbound, and (b) in fact were web
>> servers for the company's payment system, or mail servers for their
>> corporate email.
> I would wonder if these apps didn't have issues that allowed web proxy to the
> world. Maybe MaxMind is doing something wrong or maybe they're seeing the
> result of malicious activities and classifying from that.

That was not the conclusion that one would draw from their replies.


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