Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Google Some Earth

Google Earth increasingly compliant with censorship requests: US intelligence report

"Google has becoming increasingly compliant to government requests to block purportedly sensitive information -- including images of Tibet, military installations and even a General Electric research plant -- according to a new report prepared by the Open Source Center for the Bush Administration's Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell and reports circulated online about areas Google has blocked or blurred.The research report was not approved for public release but was leaked to Secrecy News (view pdf). It is prepared entirely on public information -- so called "open source" intelligence. But it paints a picture of an increasingly pliant global communications juggernaut, willing to do business with authoritarian regimes and US government agencies at the expense of transparency."

51 Things You Aren't Allowed to See on Google Maps

That mysterious object in the middle of Greenland, however, is still there.


added - Vanished Bases


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1/9/08 12:48 AM  

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