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[] Dutch politicians fret about terrorists using Google Earth

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Subject: [Politech] Dutch politicians fret about terrorists using Google Earth [fs]
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 18:25:00 -0700
From: Declan McCullagh <declan -!
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[What about commercial or general aviation flights? Tall buildings nearby? What about commercial providers of satellite images that have been selling such photos to the public for years? You'd think that if a terrorist cell is determined enough to carry off an attack they might find alternate ways to secure a photograph of something that's in plain view. --Declan]


Dutch politicians say Google Earth images help terrorists
12/08/2005 by Joe Figueiredo

Google Earth, the prominent search engine’s latest internet service that
allows users to zoom in and display aerial images of any part of the
globe, has caused a bit of a stir in the Dutch lower house and among
local security experts.

Both politicians and police are concerned that certain locations in the
Netherlands, such as the port of Rotterdam, the royal palace in the
Hague and Amsterdam Airport, already potential terrorist targets, could
be made more vulnerable to terrorists thanks to the detailed images
created from satellites and aircrafts within the last three years
available via Google Earth.

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