UK Intelligence Believes Terrorists are Using Google Earth

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The United Kindgom paper the Telegraph recently published an article in which UK intelligence officers assert that terrorists are using Google Earth’s satellite imagery to pinpoint vulnerable British camps in Iraq.  A recent raid of insurgent homes turned up print outs of imagery from Google Earth of sensitive British locations with coordinates printed on the back.  An intelligence officer with the Royal Green Jackets battle group is quoted as saying “We believe they use Google Earth to identify the most vulnerable areas such as tents.”  In response, the Telegraph reports that “A Google spokesman said the information could be used for “good and bad” and was available to the public in many forms. “Of course we are always ready to listen to governments’ requests,” he said.”

Source: Telegraph

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