Google images showing Taiwan’s military locations removed: minister

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/22
By: Fang Cheng-hsiang and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) The satellite imagery on Google Maps that raised public concerns because they exposed the locations of Taiwan’s important military deployments have been removed from the web mapping service’s platform, Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa (嚴德發) said Friday.

After his ministry talked with Google staff, the company removed the 3-dimensional images earlier in the day, said Yen during an interpellation session in the Legislative Yuan after he was questioned by Kuomintang lawmaker Lai Shyh-bao (賴士葆) about the worrisome satellite images.

Lai said the online mapping service has given away the nation’s military secrets.

“All important bases of our national defense have been exposed,” said Lai.    [FULL  STORY]

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