Google Earth Getting Press Accurate or Not

There were two different articles about Google Earth over the last couple of days. First the claims the program was being used by Iraqi terrorists to target British troops in Basara – this one has been well discussed and dismissed.

The second was its use to plot out a pot dealer’s plants that he had left in a GPS device found when he was pulled over with some of his stash.

This continued ‘urban legend’ of Google Earth being used for all sorts of things is amusing. The product is not downloading live satellite photos. The company has worked with various governments so as not to allow information to be used for harmful purposes etc.

I guess we just want to believe Google is this all seeing Big Brother – while it may have the potential to get there, they are not there yet.

We need to stop the misinformation.

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