Saturday, June 2, 2007

Alleged JFK Plotters Used Google Earth Photos of Airport

The complaint regarding the suspects (including a Guyana-born Brooklynite, Russell Defreitas) who were allegedly plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy Airport in New York says that the group used Google Earth to help locate the "fuel farms" at the airport.

Many countries have raised concern with public access to satellite images of sensitive areas, including India, Australia and South Korea. An article in the International Herald Tribune discusses security issues arising from Google Earth's satellite imagery. Operators of a nuclear reactor in Australia have argued that Google Earth makes their site an easy target for terrorists.

A pdf of the JFK complaint can be seen at the Counterterrorism blog here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good one, now you can zoom in on the Bush Family compound, you couldn't 2 years ago...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
spy on everybody

let anyone do it
give terrorists an edge