Can Google Street View Help Terrorists?

Some in Israel warn against Google Street View
Photo credit: LA Times

Los Angeles times [2011-02-22] – The government decides to work with Google to bring Street View to Israel in the coming months, but some cabinet members worry that the street-level photographs will help terrorists plan attacks.

Google’s popular Street View map service has sparked privacy debates around the globe.

But in Israel, government officials are worried that the service could endanger public figures by giving terrorists detailed information that could be used in carrying out attacks.

Perhaps access to Google street view and Google Earth needs to be limited to a verified Google users only? This may only help intelligent agencies to track traffic to Google Street/Earth locations.

Source: LA Times

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