Friday, March 28, 2008

Google Earth banned after images of army base appear online

Military Police watching out for Google? (US Army Photo)

I guess the Google teams missed the really big sign that said "RESTRICTED AREA - No Photography Permitted"
Army Times and AP reports -
"Citing security risks, the Pentagon banned Google teams from making detailed street-level video maps of U.S. military bases after images of a Texas base ended up on the popular Internet site.

A message sent to all Defense Department bases and installations around the country early this month told officials not to allow the mapping Web site to take panoramic views inside the facilities.

Google said taking such pictures is against its policy and that the incident was a mistake."

- Jeff


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