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Google Earth Should Be Shut Down Immediately

Posted by Joshua Price on March 7, 2008

The Pentagon has banned Google Earth teams from making detailed street-level video maps of U.S. military bases.

A message sent to all Defense Department bases and installations around the country late last week told officials to not allow the popular mapping Web site from taking panoramic views inside the facilities.

Michael Kucharek, spokesman for U.S. Northern Command, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the decision was made after crews were allowed access to at least one base. He said military officials were concerned that allowing the 360-degree, street-level video could provide sensitive information to potential adversaries and endanger base personnel.

His comments came just a few days after published reports suggested that protesters used Google Earth to help plot their access to the roof of the Parliament building in London.

Google Earth is a potential national security threat and ought to removed immediately. It’s essentially free surveillance on your desktop.

Military bases are not the only things we need to be concerned about. The World Trade Center was not a military base and was heavily observed before the Islamofascists brought it down.

This is why Google Earth, in it’s entirety, should be shut down.

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