Indian Court to Government: ban Google Earth from India


After the alleged use of Google Earth my terrorists in planning and executing Mumbai terror attacks, an Indian court has directed the government to impose ban on Google Earth according to reports in topnews.

This is in wake of a petition filed by an advocate, Amit Karkhanis who demanded immediate removal of images of sensitive areas in the country for the sake of security.

He strengthened his case by exemplifying the US Department of defense which has banned Google Image Service for popular places. The topnews which reports says:

Terrorist are using the technology, including the internet to accomplish their vested interests and India must take concrete steps to ensure the safety of the nation.

It may be noted that Former Indian President of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam had expressed concern over the security threat posed by Google Earth’s free mapping program available on the internet.

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