Don’t check out my street : India turns down Google’s Street view Cameras
Google’s Street view has been denied permission in India over fears that the application might create a security threat to the country.
Google had sent across a proposal stating that it needed to map Indian cities, tourists spots, hills and rivers through its ‘Street View’ application, which permits users to explore mapped locations through 360-degree,wide or street-level imagination.
However, the home Ministry has sent to Google that its plans to hide India through Google Street view have been rejected.
Official sources said the rejection came when a close analysis by security agencies and defense forces which feel that allowing Google to hide India would compromise the country’s interest.
India’s security institution is cautious of allowing such image-capturing, provided that the planning for the 2008 terrorist attacks in Bombay is believed to have involved photographic intelligence activity of targets by Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said once the proposed Geo spatial info Regulation Bill, 2016 comes into force, problems associated with internet-based applications would be resolved.
The internet services big wanted to hide most of the Indian territory through the Google Street view. It explores places round the world through 360-degree, wide and street-level 3D imagination. Everything taken under that announce online.
It has been extensively utilized in the us, Canada and plenty of European countries, its applications in India was at first allowable for a number of location.
Google had on an experimental basis launched Street view in a number of the traveler sites like Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Varanasi river bank, Nalanda University, Mysore Palace, Thanjavur temple Chinnaswamy stadium besides others in partnership with the archaeological Society of India.