[NetBehaviour] Helping the Terrorists.

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Thu Mar 5 11:05:35 CET 2009

Helping the Terrorists

It regularly comes as a surprise to people that our own infrastructure 
can be used against us. And in the wake of terrorist attacks or plots, 
there are fear-induced calls to ban, disrupt or control that 
infrastructure. According to officials investigating the Mumbai attacks, 
the terrorists used images from Google Earth to help learn their way 
around. This isn't the first time Google Earth has been charged with 
helping terrorists: in 2007, Google Earth images of British military 
bases were found in the homes of Iraqi insurgents. Incidents such as 
these have led many governments to demand that Google remove or blur 
images of sensitive locations: military bases, nuclear reactors, 
government buildings, and so on. An Indian court has been asked to ban 
Google Earth entirely.


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