Terrorists used Google Earth during Mumbai attacks?

google earth logo It is too scary to know that some free web services can help the terrorists and anti social elements to create havoc around the world. Recently, I came across an article in PcWorld which revealed, according to investigations terrorists used Google Earth to get familiar with streets of Mumbai and learn the roads around them during recent Mumbai attacks. Everyone knows, with growing technologies there must be some disadvantages too, but such a heavy loss to the national heritage and resources can ever be compensated by these technologies that make our life easier? It is really a big question..

The article also said that, in the year 2005 our ex-president Mr. Abdul Kalam warned people about how Google earth can be misused. Further the article goes as follows:

Indian security agencies have complained that Google Earth exposed Indian defense and other sensitive installations. Other nations, including China, have made similar complaints regarding military locations.

Don’t know what exactly Indian government is going to do after such a heavy loss of life and resources of the country. But I am sure that these scary situations will bring some problems for the launch of India based satellite mapping service – “ISRO Bhuvan“.

Source: PCWorld

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  • http://www.thechetan.com/ Chetan

    Now Terrorists targeting my city “Nagpur” :(
    There are details about each Indian on Google earth.

  • http://techpp.com Raju

    This is why we were taught “technology can be a boon as well bane” in primary schools :|

  • ruku

    “Indian security agencies have complained that Google Earth exposed Indian defense and other sensitive installations. Other nations, including China, have made similar complaints regarding military locations”
    those words are the golden words of our former president Mr. Abdul Kalam
    i wish he would be the president of india to control our nationalism and democrscy

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  • http://www.solidblogger.com Bapun

    Now it’s time to tackle technology issues with technology. You can’t blame Google earth for it. Even Pakistan satellites can track all these.

  • http://www.orkutplus.net/ Gautam

    @ruku
    India is scanning itself. Haven’t your read about ISRO Bhuvan?