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Aug 31, 2005

S. Korean Voice Concerns Over Google Earth

Add South Korea to the list of foreign governments expressing concerns about Google Earth, the new online mapping program from Google. A story in the International Herald Tribune, quotes presidential spokesman Kim Man Soo, as saying that Seoul plans to raise its concerns about the service with the United States in the next few days. Among their concerns are the fact that the Blue House, the presidential palace, as well as images of South Korean military bases are clearly visible on the service. Technically, the country is still at war with its neighbor to the north. North Korea has raised concerns worldwide by pursuing the development of nuclear weapons.

Last week I posted about legislators in The Netherlands raising similar concerns.