Latest Thing To Blame On Google? Koi Thieves

from the time-to-blur-the-koi-ponds dept

It seems these days you can try to blame just about anything on Google. The latest? Koi thieves. Yes, the highly sought after colorful fish are apparently disappearing at a higher-than-normal clip, including from some decently secluded koi ponds. Thus, the police have decided that it must be the fault of Google Earth, allowing the dastardly carp criminals to scout out their targets. Google, for its part, points out that Google Earth merely presents publicly available satellite imagery via its app, suggesting, correctly, that it's a bit unfair to blame Google just because Google presents the same data in a way that others could find elsewhere.

Filed Under: blame, google earth, koi
Companies: google


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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), 1 Jul 2009 @ 7:36pm

    I read about this the other day

    From what I read the police guessed that it was because of Google Earth but they made it vary clear that Google Earth was only using things that are already freely available in many different places. If it wasn't Google Earth than it would have been something else. There didn't seem to be any blame placed on Google, they just assumed that it was the tool used.

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