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21 de Abril 2007

Sudan Sanctions Prevent Delivery of Google Earth

There were reports a week ago after the Crisis in Darfur layer was released that some people were not able to download Google Earth in Sudan. Stefan Geens of OgleEarth asked Google about it and was told by Google that they had to disallow downloading of Google Earth in Sudan because of US Export laws due to sanctions against Sudan. It is rather ironic, as Stefan points out, since those who are responsible for the atrocities in Darfur are the only ones who benefit from not being able to see the new layers which expose the atrocities to those viewing them in Google Earth! Maybe Google could ask the government to make an exception in the case of Google Earth.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 21 de Abril 2007 a las 04:16 PM

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    It doesn't make much sense not to request an exception from the government in this case, I would imagine. I mean, if the objective is to send a clear and concise message, that is.

    Then again, that's something this administration seems to struggle with time and again. Just sayin'.

    Enviado por: Daniel at 21 de Abril 2007 a las 10:56 PM

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