Days of our Lives!

June 29, 2006

Google Earth – A security threat???

Filed under: My Cup of Socie-Tea — Santhosh @ 2:29 PM

Happened to read an article forwarded to me :
Read the story here

Apparently Google Earth has access to images of various high security infrastructure in India. This news in itself does not amaze me. The only thing that does amaze me is why is Google being targeted. The point is Google has not taken these images. These images have been taken by some other source whom Google has paid to produce the images for anyone who wishes to see the same. This simply means that any person/organisation/country who has the power, the initiative and the willingness to pay can get these images from anyone. It is a known secret that various countries use snooper satellites to spy on others (esp right after an MOU between the two)…

Maybe Vinod and I should have used GoogleEarth to help us burgle the COE office….

The only thing that agonises the so called experts is the fact that these images can accessed by any one in the public domain. But why should it be hurting them. Who in the normal public is going to bomb all these security infrasturcture anyway. If any one wants to wish India any harm, they definitely will have the resources that can provide them these pictures. What is stopping them from buying it? I am sure many of them already have these pictures/images to more detail.

A fifth std student should be able to work this out…
(Not suggesting we should have a fifth std criteria for our politicians, but still…..)


1 Comment »

  1. google uses very high resoultion images in the net.with tis image you can trace your home. if google in name of R&D gives the Latitude and longitude values then it will increase the problem.

    Comment by Narayanan — July 6, 2006 @ 4:17 PM | Reply

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