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 February 21, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online

From the AFP:

Israeli ministers on Monday discussed the security and privacy implications of allowing Google Street View to photograph streets in Israel ahead of the launch here of the 3D-mapping service.

Google wants to offer the service in Israel in the coming months but Israeli officials are concerned that the online mapping tool, which can be used to get a close-up three-dimensional view of locations across the country, could be used by militants bent on carrying out attacks in the Jewish state.

At Monday’s meeting, Intelligence Minister Dan Meridor and others were given a presentation explaining the “implications for privacy and public safety and internal security, while at the same time presenting the benefits for Israel’s image and for tourism,” a statement from the premier’s office said.

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