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FAS: Widespread Blurring of Satellite Images Reveals Secret Facilities
Want to know how to make a satellite imagery analyst instantly curious about something?
Blur it out.
Google Earth occasionally does this at the request of governments that want to keep prying eyes away from some of their more sensitive military or political sites. France, for example, has asked Google to obscure all imagery of its prisons after a French gangster successfully conducted a Hollywood-inspired jailbreak involving drones, smoke bombs, and a stolen helicopter(!)—and Google has agreed to comply by the end of 2018. In similar fashion, an old Dutch law requires Dutch companies to blur their satellite images of military and royal facilities—even to the point where a satellite imagery provider once doctored an image of Volkel Air Base after it was purchased by FAS’ very own Hans Kristensen.
Read more ….
Blurry satellite photos of military bases reveal more than they hide — C4ISRNet
Russian map company exposes secret military locations in Turkey and Israel — News.com.au
Secret military bases inadvertently exposed by Russian satellite map company — FOX News
Every significant military facility in Israel and Turkey was just exposed by a Russian mapping service — Quartz
Oops! Mapping Service Blurs Out Military Bases, But Accidentally Locates Secret Ones — Popular Mechanics