Lawmaker Fears Google Earth Could Be Terrorist Tool

A San Diego lawmaker wants to block images of get public buildings off Internet mapping sites, arguing that they provide terrorists with a blueprint for attacks.

Assemblyman Joel Anderson of San Diego is concerned that detailed images of public buildings might be TMI for terror. He is introducing a bill that would restrict the images used on such popular sites as Google Earth and Microsoft's Virtual Earth. If Anderson's plan were to succeed,  detailed images of schools, hospitals, churches and all government buildings would not be edited in some manner.

A Google spokeswoman said the Internet giant is studying the bill.

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