The internet has long been a place where technology meets the wild wild west for people looking to avoid societal norms as well as rules, regulations and laws. Online sites and services like Bitcoin, Silk Road, Craigslist and the dark web in general have been used for all sorts of underground, illicit, illegal activities and commerce, so it is no surprise that people are now using Google Maps to get around U.S. border laws and authorities.
Google’s map search has been used by a lot of people to find a lot of locations over the years and now it is being used by illegal immigrants to locate and avoid U.S. Border Patrol Agents.
A number of user-created Google maps pinpoint border patrol locations and operations on the US-Mexico border in an attempt to help people cross over into the United States illegally.
San Clemente, California 92674 – The San Clemente Border Patrol Station maintains a full-time traffic checkpoint on the northbound lanes of I-5. It is one of seven stations in the San Diego Border Patrol Sector and 1 of 4 checkpoints.”