India Daily has the shocking headline: Maoists in India using Internet, Google Earth and Hi-tech telescopes to locate the Indian security forces and their preferred targets. Only problem: There is no further mention of the internet or Google Earth in the article. Regardless, perhaps we should ban telescopes, just to be safe.
In related news, the chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G. Madhavan Nair has now articulated his concern about Google Earth in a manner that leads this blog to wonder where Nair’s been this past year. “I think our defence agencies should be worried about it,” he says among other things, which is ironic, given that India’s defence agencies definitely are not. Only politicians and their appointees seem to have a deep-seated need to protect the Indian people from Google Earth.