Taiwan seeks to blur base on Apple maps

Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:48 AM

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.

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