Optical/IP Networks

Google Targeting

1:00 PM -- Is it just Red Panda or is the latest service from Google a handy tool for any Al Qaeda f***head that wants to blow up Western civilization? Google Earth let's you scroll 'round the globe, diving in from your perch up in a virtual satellite to zoom in on detailed photos of places of interest. Your home, say. Or, the Houses of Parliament, Congress, UN HQ, your local nuclear reactor or Wal-Mart... pick your target.

You can even explore the nabe, wandering up and down streets and making sure you know just where everything is.


Color Red Panda a sceptic, but are there times when too much information is just too much information?

— Red "s***ing my pants" Panda, Light Reading

Scott Raynovich 12/5/2012 | 2:51:31 AM
re: Google Targeting Well, you don't think Al Queda already knows where this stuff is? Haven't they found blueprints of Penn Station in Afghanistan and whatnot?

Call me paranoid, but what I'm more worried about is Red Panda using Google Earth to follow me. Agreed that there is too much information.

Scott Raynovich 12/5/2012 | 2:51:29 AM
re: Google Targeting True. What is the point of Google Earth anyway? It's got an "oh wow, that's cool, I can check out my neighbor's place from the sky" factor. But the bottom line is what does it accomplish other than let you -- or terrorists -- spy on people?
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