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The terrorists who attacked Mumbai last November got information about their prospective sites through Google Earth and now the Maharashtra Government is trying to see if sensitive locations can be blocked from the website. Minister of State for Home Naseem Khan told the agency IANS, “We want Google Earth censored.” He pointed out that there are many “sensitive and ultra-sensitive locations” in the country that are easily viewable on the maps on Goo gle Earth and that defence locations, government offices, legislatures, ports and places of worship should be left out of satellite maps. During his interrogation, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist to survive in the attacks, said that they were shown Google images of various sites in Mumbai during their training. The three-day war in the financial capital saw around 170 people killed and also showed up India’s security system.

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