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<nettime> Fwd: ::fibreculture:: Sydney all a-blur
Patrice Riemens on Wed, 15 Aug 2007 14:33:37 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Fwd: ::fibreculture:: Sydney all a-blur

"It's not because I am paranoid that they won't blurr!"

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Subject: Fwd: ::fibreculture:: Sydney all a-blur

Date:    Tue, August 14, 2007 17:57

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> From: dt <david.teh {AT} arts.usyd.edu.au>
> Date: 14 August 2007 1:23:23 PM
> To: list {AT} fibreculture.org
> Subject: ::fibreculture:: Sydney all a-blur
> i know everybody's more interested in talking about social networking
> platforms and Second Life these days... but are there any good
> old-fashioned Paranoids left out there?
> this (below) raises some big questions about freedom of information,
> the corporate-state info-nexus, etc. would love to hear from some
> enraged Google-bashers (if you exist?)...
> dt
> (from SMH online)
> http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/08/13/1186857396182.html
> Much of Sydney's CBD as it appears in the satellite images on Google
> Maps Australia has been fuzzed out, just weeks before the APEC summit.
> Google says the imagery was downgraded as a result of a "commercial
> issue" with a supplier, but the move has aroused speculation it was
> done at the request of police in order to minimise the risk of a
> terrorist attack during the September summit, where Sydney will play
> host to 21 world leaders including U.S. President George W. Bush....
> --
> Dr David Teh
> Independent Curator/Writer/Teacher
> Bangkok, Thailand
> m. +66 (0)84 673 7178
> e. david.teh {AT} arts.usyd.edu.au
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