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‘Google does not put national security at risk’

Mumbai, India: Google Earth does not violate any national security as it uses images that are only in public domain, according to Michael Jones, Chief Technology Advocate of Google. He said, “We use the images that are in the public domain and we do not use any secret images.”

Michael Jones was delivering a public lecture during the two-day Technology Festival (Techfest-2011) at the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai, India. Jones said, “We do not have any satellite of our own. We use only the images which are available in each country and make them available for people around the globe.”

He added that Google was also into developing virtual planetary exploration sites to take a virtual tour on Moon, Mars and the galaxy.

Jones informed the audience that 1,000,000,000 hits reaches Google every day, there are 300,000,000 blogger readers, 183,000,000,000 emails/SMS/IMS are used daily. They have power for connection, Jones said, adding, there are 800,000,000 Google Earth activation and 300,000 Android mobile activation daily.

Source: Sify