China contacted US to help with Google Earth imagery problem, Wikileaks cable revealed

China back in 2006 had a big issue with Google Earth exposing key structures, buildings and other "sensitive government agency Installations" so they contacted the United States for help

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China back in 2006 had a big issue with Google Earth exposing key structures, buildings and other “sensitive government agency Installations” so they contacted the United States for help on the issue.

It was revealed by a Wikileaks cable that China sought help from the United States government to lower the quality of Google Earth images over China’s military, nuclear, space and engergy installations.

China feared that the high quality imagery of Google Earth could put their country in danger, they revealed that the biggest fear was “terrorists” and wanted to “deprive the terrorists of potentially dangerous information.”

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