Topics » America Remembers 9/11   Sept. 14, 2011

9/11 to Now: Ways We Have Changed

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Photo: Google Maps and Bing

Data Cloaking (Online Maps)

Bing map vs. Google map of United States Military Academy Camp Buckner Summer Installation

Starting four years after 9/11, Google Maps changed how we see the world, quite literally. Users can view detailed satellite images and street views of just about anywhere. But some feared that the tool could give terrorists too much information on important sites. Certain government agencies, like Homeland Security in New York state, provided satellite maps blurring possible targets, such as airports, power plants and laboratories. Google uses some of these images, but Bing, which launched in 2009, does not.

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