Google cooperates by removing sensitive imagery

Google cooperates by removing sensitive imagery

Summary: After discussions with the Royal Green Jackets about the abuse of Google Earth by terrorist groups, they have modified the imagery of British bases in Basra.  It appears that Google Earth was being used to plan and pinpoint attacks against British bases -- something I'm sure Google isn't thrilled about.

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After discussions with the Royal Green Jackets about the abuse of Google Earth by terrorist groups, they have modified the imagery of British bases in Basra.  It appears that Google Earth was being used to plan and pinpoint attacks against British bases -- something I'm sure Google isn't thrilled about.

Ogle Earth reports that the imagery appears to have been replaced with an older version to help conceal the locations of vulnerable areas.

"I went looking for the Shatt al Arab Hotel mentioned in the article, and found it, but saw no tents or tanks. Even stranger, Google Earth Community placemarks for Basra alluding to craters and tanks instead show remarkably intact buildings and roads."

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  • Holy Cow!

    Are people DENSE or what?!?!? Guess it doesnt matter how much money you have, you can still be DUMB.

    Shame on Google. I've seen places and things on this planet that if I were a terrorist could provide me a LOT of ideas.

    Here is a clue for future reference: DONT GIVE TERRORISTS THE ADVANTAGE TO BEGIN WITH DUMASSES!

    Does the world really truly want to get ahead of these terrorist pigs? Then cut their communications out COMPLETELY. Stop allowing Islamic-friendly websites, start reading and parsing mail from and to certain sites, dont allow the use of satellite phones in that area of the world OR monitor every second of every call.

    Better yet: DONT ALLOW TERRORISTS TO HAVE ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY. How do you do that? Stop fraud and corruption and terrorism (drug trade and other crap too) will fall as well.
    msnewsgroups
    • Damn

      First we start with you. If anyone needs to be kept from technology it's you. If fact, let's start with all religious websites, then the conservatives, right-wing think tanks, the entire Bush cabinet - oh and did I mention YOU.
      TonyMcS