Indian Government accuses Google Earth of aiding terrorists

A petition entered at the Bombay High Court alleges that the Google Earth service, "aids terrorists in plotting attacks" that killed more than 170 people in Mumbai (Bombay) on November 26. Advocate Amit Karkhanis has urged the court to direct Google to blur images of sensitive areas in the country until the case is decided. The […]

A petition entered at the Bombay High Court alleges that the Google Earth service, "aids terrorists in plotting attacks" that killed more than 170 people in Mumbai (Bombay) on November 26. Advocate Amit Karkhanis has urged the court to direct Google to blur images of sensitive areas in the country until the case is decided.

The group appears to have used complex GPS systems to navigate their way to Mumbai by sea. They communicated by satellite phone, used mobile phones with several different SIM cards, and may have monitored events as the siege unfolded via handheld Blackberry web browsers, reports Times Online.