Techie terrorists

TimesOnline article: Google Earth accused of aiding terrorists.

Apparently the Mumbai terrorists used Google Earth as part of planning their attack.

An Indian Court has been called to ban Google Earth amid suggestions the online satellite imaging was used to help plan the terror attacks that killed more than 170 people in Mumbai last month.

A petition entered at the Bombay High Court alleges that the Google Earth service, “aids terrorists in plotting attacks”. Advocate Amit Karkhanis has urged the court to direct Google to blur images of sensitive areas in the country until the case is decided.

Google Earth is a wonderful tool for studying Earth, whether for natural or manmade features. A few places in the world are intentionally blurred on Google Earth, but there are many sensitive military, industrial, and government locations that are viewable in great detail. Living in a world of sin where people will twist what is good and use it for evil, what restrictions should there be on public availability of imagery?


Rocket launching pads, Vandenberg AFB, California


Oil refinery, Louisiana


Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, Pennsylvania


The White House, Washington, DC

HT: World Magazine

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