?Take it off Google!? Executive Director Claims

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News in RSS: Google Finally Did It!

Google Earth is fun. Really fun. I mean, I was looking at Area 51. Man! Check out the whitehouse too. Oh, infact, check this whole damn site out. Very, hmm, how should I put it…”interesting”. Anyway, getting onto the story, I ran across this article today, which claims the director of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation formally requested to take their building, office, whatever you call it, off the map.

This seems really interesting to me because I know Google already filters some places such as the White House and prevents detail. I guess that’s because of terrorists. Of course it is. But what if they even make a false image of the White House? Hah! That’ll lead the terrosists somewhere, possibly Donald Trump’s office.

Anyway, since I’m a bit tight this week, and I know it’s sad, but that’s all ‘good’ I could find. I guess, actually I know, it’s because it’s Sunday in the U.S. Remember, the U.S. rules the world. They’re closed, thousands of web blogs are closed. Hm…quote:

While Google Earth “censors” the White House with blocks of colour over the roof and the nearby Treasury Department and Executive Office buildings, anyone with a computer and web connection can use the free program to see aerial shots of sensitive Australian sites such as the Lucas Heights reactor, the secret US spy base at Pine Gap, outside Alice Springs, and Parliament House in Canberra.

The satellite image of the Lucas Heights facility, on a 70ha site 40km southwest of Sydney’s CBD, clearly shows the layout of the buildings and carpark.

“We’re going to ask Google to take it off,” Dr Smith said.

“It doesn’t stop somebody who’s determined to get the information getting it, but having it on the internet just makes it so much more readily available. We don’t want to provide any easy assistance to anyone who wants to interfere with the site.”


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