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California politician believes photographs will assist the terrorists

Fear of terrorism has prompted one California politician to call for the blurring of government buildings, schools, hospitals and churches that are pictured on certain internet mapping sites.

Assemblyman Joel Anderson, a San Diego-area Republican, said he decided to introduce his bill aft


Fear of terrorism has prompted one California politician to call for the blurring of government buildings, schools, hospitals and churches that are pictured on certain internet mapping sites.

Assemblyman Joel Anderson, a San Diego-area Republican, said he decided to introduce his bill after reading that terrorists who plotted attacks in Israel and India used popular services such as Google Earth and Microsoft’s Virtual Earth.

But even if the law went into effect, it would be nearly impossible to enforce because many of these buildings are already posted on the internet, including on their own websites.

But common sense has never prevented lawmakers from introducing dumb laws regarding photography.

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