Russian Special Services Say 'Google Earth' Helps Terrorists

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  1. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    Russian Special Services Say 'Google Earth' Helps Terrorists


    International terrorists will become regular users of Google’s new project Google Earth, a source in the Russian Special Services was quoted as saying.

    Earth.Google.Com was launched this summer and distributes free photos made from space that have a capacity to view objects as small as 2 meters.

    “On these pictures terrorists will see all that they need to carry out an attack in any part of the world,” the source said.

    Russian military expert, Lt.-Gen. Leonid Sazhin, said that “from now on international terrorists do not have to inspect the site of a would-be terrorist attack. An international company is doing the work for them”.

    Google Earth is a standalone Windows application that’s essentially an enhanced and upgraded version of the Google Keyhole product that was produced after Google purchased Keyhole in October 2004.

    The application combines local search capabilities with satellite imaging and maps from around the globe. Currently it includes detailed imagery of the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as many major cities in other countries. The medium to high resolution terrain provides a detailed view of the entire world.

    Google Earth provides the option of displaying local lodging, road markers, terrain, local dining options, geographical borders and 3D buildings over the satellite image. Its “Fly To” feature accepts an address, place name, cross street or simple Latitude/Longitude coordinates and zooms quickly in to the specified location.

    A free version is available on the Google website, while advanced users can purchase its optional upgrade Google Earth Plus with GPS device support.
     
  2. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    hell ... that doesnt mean u stop google earht ...

    y don they stop the sales of arms in US ? ... it is available in departmental stores there ...
    if they stop it ... they may be able to reduce the phnomena of usagte of firearms amongst the teenage
     
  3. shak

    shak Harrr!

    huh! .. there are loads of websites out there who "sell" space images .. like http://www.terraserver.com .. so if terorsits want to use space imaging to plot their plans..they would get them anyway ... no need to shut down google earth ..
    but its true ... you cant control or stop terrorism like this ... go to the root causes and solve them first
     
  4. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    hey shahrukh nice avatr :grin: ... knight in shinig armour ... ROTFL ...
     
  5. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    @srk - cool avatar......maybe igt shud add this in theor list as well!
    @ggogle thing - yeah......me too think it will serve handy for terrorists......especially for bin laden dada!
     
  6. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    on the filp side ... thsi could be used to track down osama ... since it seems US soy satellites are unable to find his whereabouts ...
     
  7. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    haha.......so google earth shows people as well??
     
  8. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    who knows?

    anyway resolution upto m can atleast give u an indication of what is going on at ground reality ...

    enuff to maks plans and attack /
     
  9. rizaaj

    rizaaj Forum Leader

    what eva... google still rocks...

    microsoft might have paid russia to come up with this statement ... lolz
     
  10. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    saala bill gates!
     
  11. cYpHeR

    cYpHeR Banned

    chor saala....btw did anyone heard da latest Al Queeda threats....ROFLMAO
     
  12. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    i juss heard about some threats ... dunno the details ...
     
  13. cYpHeR

    cYpHeR Banned

    abc netwrk got sm crap video threat sm al queeda....they were (esp indian news channel) were airin it yest all night....
     
  14. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    ok ... but what did they threaten?

    anotha twin tower?

    mebbe the Petronas twin tower...
     
  15. cYpHeR

    cYpHeR Banned

  16. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    haha....u know what......bush,, tony blair being one of the powerful men in the world still fear osama!
     
  17. shak

    shak Harrr!

    huh ... who cares!
    they wont scare us anymore ... do your worse pricks ... may you* and osama rott in hell for this ..
    melbourne and l.a ... huh ma sweet brown a ss

    *check the following posts ..
     
  18. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    i dunno coz i got invitation from both hell and heaven for after life!
     
  19. shak

    shak Harrr!

    not you .... aaaah .. i need to be more clear when i post
    you= the guys who are in that crappy video ..that was aired ..who made the threat ...
     
  20. rocking_devil

    rocking_devil Banned

    ohhhhh..sorry!
     

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