Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Google Earth: a terrorist attack's planner

Google is discussing with military agencies in Iraq after learning that terrorists attacking British bases in Basra appear to have been using aerial footage from Google Earth to pinpoint strikes.

The military agencies decided to discuss this issue with Google after seizing documents, which were obtained in raids on insurgents' homes, that were printouts from photos taken from Google Earth. These photos show the location of buildings, tents, latrines and lightly armored vehicles.

This seems to be the way terrorists are planning terrorist attacks in this technology-era, by identifying the location of the most vulnerable areas using satellite pictures on Google Earth.

Source: CNET News

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