Wednesday, June 07, 2006

India vs. Google Earth.

Privacy laws are coming to a head in India as President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam demanded new laws to restrict the eyes of satellites above to be used on the web, namely Google Earth. Interesting to find out how far up in space a territory has the rights to. It's another debate for the ages as privacy rights of governments are challenged by the public.
The big debate a few years ago was when Area 51, the U.S. Government secret airbase, was published on the web as satellite photos. The U.S. declared rights of privacy for secrets of the state, while public institutions demanded that if U.S. funds from taxpayers were being used to run the site then the public had a right to know information.
Anywho, Area 51 is now on the web and Google Earth has updated there pics here.

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