–Obtuse essay by Tomek Brzezinski:
In the plainest sense, the liberal-democratic state is a fusion of individualistic and collectivistic philosophies. The liberalism train of thought contributes principles of individual free action, and the democracy element provides methods of fair and free group cooperation. However as two philosophical ideas with different historical origins, the rights of . . . → Read More: Conflict of Libertarian and Democratic Ideals Expressed in the Digital Street View
By: Brock Knapp
With the Street View application in Google Earth, people can now travel around the world, view detailed directions, and visit historical land marks without leaving their computer. The Street View layer is arguably the most fun and useful application, which allows users to view a 360 degree panoramic view as if they . . . → Read More: Google Earth is not Invading Privacy
The increased accessibility of geographic software in the last decade has generated a concern that the ready availability of satellite and aerial images conflict with the right to privacy. Google has a web-based geographic photography program, Street View, which enables any user to observe selected streets in such vivid detail that images of individual . . . → Read More: Google’s Street View and the Infringement of Privacy Rights
Muggles can now especially reap the benefits of invisibility cloaks, at least while in the confines of their own homes. Google Earth, a free virtual globe comprised of geographic information and a patchwork of satellite and aerial imagery, contains a feature called Street View that displays high-quality images of streets, buildings, and people as they . . . → Read More: Invisibility Cloak
Privacy represents a term that proves very hard to define as a single entity. In today’s interconnected world, there exist many forms of privacy with an equally large amount of ways in which society attempts to protect them. Google Earth has mapped the entire world with satellite images, with a special feature called Street View . . . → Read More: Street View a Privacy Violation? Not so fast…
by Kevin Park
Technological advancement always involves risk. For example, nuclear power poses the threat of radiation exposure, the digitalization of information comes at the risk of identity theft, and the invention of the automobile came with the risk of automobile accidents. The visual exposure that has resulted from Google Earth’s virtual globe has opened . . . → Read More: Google Earth: Putting us in Danger?
Google Earth, not the real enemy
Today, Google Earth and other similar online 3D geobrowsers allow the public to become “amateur spies”. From the tip of our mouse, we can zoom into our neighbor’s back yard or even descend upon Pearl Harbor and observe the US fleet. By allowing anyone with a laptop and a . . . → Read More: Google Earth, not the real enemy
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, our country and our world has entered a state of “High Alert” in an attempt to thwart the next attack on our troops and our homeland. Yet, the actions taken because of this sensitivity can be overdone, as the threats are often over-exaggerated or misguided. More specifically, . . . → Read More: They’re not worried, so why are we?
Google Earth has become a critical part of today’s technological world. It has provided all portions of the globe with access to a 3-D satellite rendering of our planet complete with layers of information for innovation and education. From its use by scientists to analyze data easier than ever before to its simple ability to . . . → Read More: Google Earth Is Not the Villain
Google Earth's blurred out image of the White House
There has been an age old battle between the spread of information and the security of a nation. Google Earth, a virtual globe that provides free, high quality satellite pictures of almost any geographic location in the world is one of the newest sites of . . . → Read More: Google Earth and the Government