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Google being a private company is immaterial - they are not self-censoring, but complying with US law. First amendment concerns lose out to national security concerns most of the time. I think it's valid to question if this should be one of those times.



Ah I see your point.

But an ally asked for something that's rather trivial (for us)... I don't see why we shouldn't comply.


But an ally asked for something that's rather trivial (for us)... I don't see why we shouldn't comply.

Because it violates US citizens' first amendment rights?


I have no problem with low-res only views of sensitive areas. I don't tend to be staunchly idealistic at the expense of security.

So not having high-res satellite imagery of sites in Israel is an affront to your rights, but these aren't?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_map_images_with_missi...


No, those are an affront to my rights as well. Who suggested they weren't?


Well as long as you're consistent I don't mind. I imagine it's easy to be self-righteous when it's not your safety on the line. I don't pretend to understand the security concerns of those countries with regards to their facilities.




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