Spying With Google Earth

Spying With Google Earth

Spying With Google Earth

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Feb. 20 2009 11:30 AM

Spying With Google Earth

The picture, taken from directly overhead, shows an airfield in Pakistan. It looks like a video frame from one of the American killer drones that have been hunting Taliban and al-Qaida fighters there. But that can't be: The drones are right there in the frame, sitting on the ground. So who took the picture?

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A plain old commercial satellite, apparently. The image was freely available on Google Earth until Wednesday ...

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