Some in Israel Warn Against Google Street View

(Los Angeles Times) Jessica Guynn - Government officials in Israel are worried that Google's Street View map service could endanger public figures by giving terrorists detailed information that could be used in carrying out attacks. Street View allows users to virtually tour locations in 27 countries as Google dispatches a fleet of camera-equipped vehicles to the locations. Israeli Cabinet members discussed the security and privacy implications of Google Street View on Monday and decided to work with Google in launching the service in the coming months. "We already have problems with Google Earth, which exposes all kinds of facilities," said retired Lt. Col. Mordechai Kedar, a veteran of Israeli intelligence. Palestinian militants in Gaza have said they use Google Earth to identify targets for rocket attacks.

2011-02-24 00:00:00

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