The world’s most famous whistleblower could have turned to retail, if Google Maps it to be believed. Look up the White House using the service and you’ll find a store positioned right at the front of the building called “Edwards Snow Den”.
The appearance of the store is actually more easily explained than you may think — and nothing to do with Edward Snowden, sadly. Google has explained to Marketing Land that its appearance is due to a hack, in which someone’s tweaked the location of a real snowboarding shop called Edwards Snow Den. The listing for the actual shop — at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the same city — is also still live, suggesting that Google is likely about to delete the White House listing. Though it hasn’t done just yet. [Google Maps via Marketing Land via The Verge]