Posted June 27, 2006 2:50 pm by with 1 comment

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Yet another story about how Google Earth could help terrorists and unfriendly military learn valuable information about bases, nuclear reactors etc.

I’m pretty sure that if someone wanted to figure out the location of a military leader’s favorite vacation home, they could do so even without the help of Google.

India’s scared, Thailand’s concerned; and the French? The French are building their own Google Earth.

Be warned, the article is six pages long. I stopped at page four, so if you read anything good on 5 or 6, please come back and let me know. 😉

  • A major point was made that the images on the commercial sites is generally too old to be militarily useful, and free societies probably don’t have anything to worry about. People can get the same information from other sources, and it is possible to hide secret activities from the satellites.

    The best part was at the very end. If you use Google Earth to look at Google’s new complex in Oregon, you see… undeveloped land. So much for useful intelligence. The power of the press still belongs to those who own the presses.