State Comptroller Threatens Google

Ogle Earth reports that New York state comptroller Alan Hevesi is the latest politician to freak out about Google Earth as a potential tool for terrorists. But Hevesi does it in a particularly odious manner, invoking his status as trustee of the New York state pension fund, which owns Google shares. Because, you know, the experts who have guidelines about this sort of thing and who don’t have a problem with Google’s publicly available imagery don’t matter; the careers of grandstanding politicians trying to punch above their weight do.

See previous entry: Google Earth Privacy and Security Roundup.