09/12/2008

PIL seeking to ban Google Earth

Google Earth, Mumbai Image by diametrik

Following the Mumbai terror attacks, a Mumbai-based advocate Amit Karkhanis has moved Bombay high court seeking a "complete ban on Google Earth and similar sites like Wikimapia''.

The lone gunman captured alive has reportedly revealed they (terrorists) had familiarised themselves with Mumbai by studying pictures from Google Earth.

According to the PIL Google Earth has aided the terrorists and hence it should be banned as it is a constant threat to national security. He has also urged the court to direct Google to blur images of sensitive areas in the country until the ruling.