The democratization of Internet access and its tools has brought the democratization of information on individuals. As a result, today’s society is accustomed to being exposed. With more innovation comes more exposure, and Google Earth has come to the forefront of “uncovering” everything on the face of the Earth. In this blog we seek to explore how technology, Google Earth in particular, is perpetually pushing back the barriers of common knowledge. More specifically, Google Earth has brought major revelations to the extent of individual privacy and national security, and we seek to explore these revelations in the various pages on this blog.
With Google Earth developing new technologies such as Streetview, many fear the that Google could expand to real-time satellite images, or even video, of the world as a result of these new boundaries. As we seek to explore the implications of Google Earth on security and privacy in the respective tabs above, we leave you with this video.
Important questions to keep in mind while exploring the contents of this blog are: Whose interest does Google Earth have in mind? Is Google Earth’s expansion causing significant harm?
Do images like these jeopardize national security?
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