Media watch: Amazonian monitoring, JFK censorship not for New Yorkers

Two articles of note in today’s media:

  • The San Francisco Chronicle reports on how Google Earth is providing indigenous people in the Amazon basin with satellite imagery to help them monitor illegal logging and mining on their reserve lands. A fascinating read.
  • New York City’s NY1 television news channel reports on New York State Assemblyman Michael Gianaris’s call to censor Google imagery in the aftermath of the foiled JFK attack plan. The report also asks 4 random New Yorkers for their reaction to Gianaris’s call, and their responses make me proud to be a New Yorker: Pretty much every reason why Gianaris’s call is a bad idea is brought up by them. Watch the video for yourself.