Google Earth Raises Terrorism Concerns

New Google software allows users to see aerial satellite images of any location in the world, but some officials are wondering if it can help terrorists plot attacks. According to an article on, two Dutch parliamentarians have expressed concerns over imagery of government buildings, energy facilities and utilities and have called for an official inquiry to determine whether it poses a threat. Americans have also expressed concern over the images of military facilities. John Hankey, general manager of the keyhole group at Google, said they have not received any official contact from foreign governments, but the company has reached out to U.S. government officials, including the U.S. Geological Survey, to address security concerns. Read more.

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