From a website that calls itself the Strategy Page, you’d expect an article about the security implications of Google Earth to be nuanced and knowledgeable. Instead, you get Why Terrorists Love Google, superficial drivel riddled with non-sequiturs. Some examples:
[Google] gathers together the largest collection of satellite photos ever…
Islamic terrorists are long on fanaticism, but short on practical skills.
Many countries have managed to persuade the satellite photo providers to lower the resolution of images showing sensitive areas.
This stuff is just made up, like a rookie blog post. As for the last quote, I am only aware of one country that has successfully lobbied the US to bar US companies from being the ones providing the highest-resolution commercial imagery of its territory: Israel. Does the unnamed author of the article care to name “many” more?
Nor does the article explain how time-delayed satellite images might be of use to terrorists. In fact, while we’re on the topic, here is why terrorists don’t love Google.