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Mar 4, 2007

Surprise! Google Puts Images Online and no one Complains

Mark Dunn is a reporter in search of a story. Writing in the Herald Sun today (tomorrow if your in the U.S.) he says "Aerial views of potential terrorist targets visible on the Google Earth search engine present a national security risk, analysts warn."

However, the reporter was unable to find a single Australian defense official to complain about the online pictures, concluding "...Google Australia has defended the pictures, saying they are not classified and security agencies have not asked for them to be censored." Mr. Dunn reports that except for management of the nuclear reactor, no one else has expressed concern.

Instead he was forced to settle for a quote from a "security analyst" who said "It could well be a tool of some effect for terrorist groups."

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