Google Removes Military Installations off Street View

Mar 10, 2008 - 10:39 am 1 by
Filed Under Misc Google

Because of a threat to national security, Google has removed imagery of US military bases from Street View, according to InformationWeek.

The Pentagon said that Google (NSDQ: GOOG)'s Street Views is a threat to national security and made Google pull images taken on streets near U.S. military bases. Google complied with the governmental order, even though the images were taken from public streets.

Was the government too hard on Google? As one forum member puts it, if it was taken from a public street, why should it be removed? If the government finds that there are security concerns, they should have added a gate or wall to prevent people from seeing it. Why would the government let the big Googlemapsmobile even take photographs around the place if this was a concern to begin with?

What do you think? Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Core Update Flux, AdSense Ad Intent, California Link Tax & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 19, 2024

Apr 19, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Core Update Flux, AdSense Ad Intent, California Link Tax & More

Apr 19, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Ads

Google Tests More Google Ad Card Formats

Apr 19, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: It's Unlikely Your Rankings Dropped Because You Have Two Websites

Apr 19, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Indexing API May Work For Unsupported Content But...

Apr 19, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Are Hyphenated Domains Bad For Google Rankings?

Apr 19, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: SES New York 2008 Conference Coverage Schedule