Maharashtra wants Google Earth censoredMarch 10th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government is examining legal options to censor Google Earth and curb it from showing sensitive locations to prevent terror attacks such as what happened in Mumbai, a minister said Tuesday.
“We want Google Earth censored. We shall submit a proposal to the centre and other concerned agencies to implement it as soon as possible,” Minister of State for Home Naseem Khan told IANS.
Khan explained that the state government has been concerned about the issue since learning that the terrorists who attacked Mumbai Nov 26, 2008 were aided by Google Earth satellite maps through the internet.
“We have scores of sensitive and ultra-sensitive locations in Mumbai, Maharashtra and the rest of the country that can be easily viewed on Google Earth maps. We want at least sensitive locations like defence installations, government headquarters, legislature buildings, important places of worship, ports, docks and other similar sites to be left out on the satellite maps,” he added.
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