An update to Google Earth has led to the exposure of Taiwan’s most sensitive military locations to the public. The update is Google’s latest 3D maps which includes feature better imagery and three-dimensional terrain for four major cities in Taiwan: Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, and Taichung.
What was exposed?
What are the preventive measures taken?
“Actually, the site of defense infrastructure at times of peace will not be the same as those at times of war,” Yen Te-fa said.
“In addition to asking Google to blur the locations, the military would be working to strengthen the camouflaging of structures and facilities,” a defense official told the South China Morning Post.
“Actually, the confidential parts are all inside the structures which would be highly difficult to expose through the 3D maps,” he added.