Space Shuttle Viewing and Other Dangerously Available Information

Some time ago I wrote an article about how terrorists did not need their own satellites when Google Earth and other products are available. We wonder how they know so much, when in reality with the right searches there is so much information available that makes you wonder why it is there.

You can find sites that track the whereabouts of numerous satellites and space shuttles. You can get detailed views of the earth from space shuttles from Google and other sources. The question is do we, or should we, have access.

Yes many areas are blocked, but is it enough and are they all blocked. And don't get me started on access to bomb making information and the like.

Is there too much information too freely available? It questions our right to know, but sometimes my liberal beliefs are challenged by such ideas.

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.