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by Paul Kerstein

Google Earth Raises Terrorism Concerns

Aug 25, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

New Google software allows users to see aerial satellite images of anylocation in the world, but some officials are wondering if it can helpterrorists plot attacks. According to an article on,two Dutch parliamentarians have expressed concerns over imagery ofgovernment buildings, energy facilities and utilities and have calledfor an official inquiry to determine whether it poses a threat.Americans have also expressed concern over the images of militaryfacilities. John Hankey, general manager of the keyhole group atGoogle, said they have not received any official contact from foreigngovernments, but the company has reached out to U.S. governmentofficials, including the U.S. Geological Survey, to address securityconcerns. Read more.