Following up on a post we did last week, Joel Anderson, state representative in California, has given an interview to CNET about his proposal of a bill to censor Google Earth by blurring images of churches, hospitals, government buildings, and more. It is an interesting interview, but basically Anderson says that after learning that the terrorists in the Mumbai bombings used Google Earth in their plans, he didn’t want the same thing to happen in California. There some inherent problems in Anderson’s solution—that you can read about in the interview—which raise thought-provoking questions about transparency in government versus public safety.
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