facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Taiwan seeks to blur base on Apple maps

Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM   |   Comments

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Taiwan's military says it wants Apple Computer to blur images of a sensitive military installation that showed up on its new iPhone map program.

Officials in Taipei said the government cannot legally have the images of the Hsinchu Air Base removed, but it was hopeful Apple would at least lower the resolution of the base, which is home to a critical early-warning radar station.

"We'll ask Apple to lower the resolution of satellite images of some confidential military establishments the way we've asked Google in the past," said David Lo, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.

The British newspaper The Guardian said Saturday the images were apparently collected by a commercial satellite.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Two dead, more wounded in high school cafeteria shooting in Marysville, Wash. Two dead, more wounded in high school cafeteria shooting in Marysville, Wash.
2
Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama
3
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
4
U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State
5
Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback