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Dutch politicians fret about terrorists using Google Earth

Dutch politicians fret about terrorists using Google Earth
Dutch politicians fret about terrorists using Google Earth




[What about commercial or general aviation flights? Tall buildings 
nearby? What about commercial providers of satellite images that have 
been selling such photos to the public for years? You'd think that if a 
terrorist cell is determined enough to carry off an attack they might 
find alternate ways to secure a photograph of something that's in plain 
view. --Declan]

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http://www.dmeurope.com/default.asp?ArticleID=9618 

Dutch politicians say Google Earth images help terrorists
12/08/2005 by Joe Figueiredo

Google Earth, the prominent search engine=92s latest internet service that 
allows users to zoom in and display aerial images of any part of the 
globe, has caused a bit of a stir in the Dutch lower house and among 
local security experts.

Both politicians and police are concerned that certain locations in the 
Netherlands, such as the port of Rotterdam, the royal palace in the 
Hague and Amsterdam Airport, already potential terrorist targets, could 
be made more vulnerable to terrorists thanks to the detailed images 
created from satellites and aircrafts within the last three years 
available via Google Earth.

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