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US Defense Department Bans Google Street View From Military Sites

I love the fact that Google Street View is so cool yet so controversial. Did anyone seriously think we'd ever get to zoom in on a map to see a 360° panoramic image of streets from all over the world? It's impressive technology to say the least. Although people have had to go to great lengths to have their pictures removed from street view and Europe is already blurring faces and license plates on Street View images, I still think it's a great service. When I heard that the Pentagon has banned Google from filming inside army bases, I certainly wasn't surprised or shocked.

According to BBC News, Google has now been barred from filming and conducting detailed studies of bases. In particular, streets inside Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX are totally off limits, supposedly posing a "potential threat" to security. You'll notice on Google Street View that all images from inside the base have been removed. Source

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Disenchanted Disenchanted 9 years
I was just on Google street view earlier. Looking through San Antonio. I was trying to see my house, but I couldn't.
jasmint jasmint 9 years
Yeah, I see that.. I love this feature though.
cathrineolaes cathrineolaes 9 years
i agree, it's cool techonology, but the reason why it's so controversial is obviously because it's dangerous. if a stalker got your address you're pretty much screwed cause they can find your house and get a 360 view of it.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
this is such amazing technology. umm - yeah, if course we can't view inside the military sites. i guess it seems sort of obvious to me.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Me neither!
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