The government decides to work with Google to bring Street View to Israel in the coming months, but some cabinet members worry that the street-level photographs will help terrorists plan attacks.
Israeli Cabinet members have decided to work with Google on issues related to a possible launch of Street View. Above, a Google camera on a snowmobile near the Matterhorn in Switzerland. (Olivier Maire, European Pressphoto Agency / February 21, 2011)
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Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have said they use Google Earth, which displays satellite images of homes and buildings, to identify targets for rocket attacks.