19 February 2009

With Google Earth, we can all become spies

That's what this article suggests, about the use of Google Earth to uncover a US (formerly) secret operation.

Shamsi airbase in 2006 with three drones apparently visible (The Times)

The US was secretly flying unmanned drones from the Shamsi airbase in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan as early as 2006, according to an image of the base from Google Earth.

The image - that is no longer on the site but which was obtained by The News, Pakistan's English language daily newspaper - shows what appear to be three Predator drones outside a hangar at the end of the runway. The Times also obtained a copy of the image, whose co-ordinates confirm that it is the Shamsi airfield, also known as Bandari, about 200 miles southwest of the Pakistani city of Quetta.

Wanna bet there'll be more cries for control of the Internet?

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