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California politician wants to censor Google Maps

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Monday, March 30, 2009
15 years ago2,273 views

From the article:
"An elected California official wants the state known for Internet technology to blur images of schools, hospitals, government buildings and houses of worship in online maps.

Southern California assemblyman Joel Anderson, a Republican, is backing a bill that would call for Internet mapping services to obscure such images or face daily fines of 250,000 dollars.

"Sensitive areas that could be potential soft targets for terrorists or hate crime perpetrators should not be available on the internet at a level of detail that poses a serious security risk," Anderson said Friday in an email to AFP.

He cited reports that pictures of former prime minister Tony Blair's home in London were recently removed from a Street View feature in Google maps that provides users with 360-degree images of locations.

Maybe he saw the Street View first time before writing his opinion.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

terrorists use Microsoft Live, it's a well-known fact ^^

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Exactly :)

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