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Pentagon bans Google teams from bases



12:16 am on Mar 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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AP via Yahoo! News: Pentagon bans Google teams from bases [news.yahoo.com]

The Pentagon has banned Google Earth teams from making detailed street-level video maps of U.S. military bases.

A message sent to all Defense Department bases and installations around the country late last week told officials to not allow the popular mapping Web site from taking panoramic views inside the facilities.

AFP via Yahoo! News: US military blocks Google from mapping bases [news.yahoo.com]

The US Defense Department said Thursday it was forbidding Google from filming and depicting in detail its military bases, after officials found precise imagery of a Texas base on the Google Maps website.

"We received a report that Google Maps was collecting imagery and 360 degree views, including detailed imagery, of a base in Texas," Gary Ross, spokesman for the US Northern Command, told AFP in explaining the Pentagon's move.


9:14 pm on Mar 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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