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Taiwan Asks Apple to Blur Image of Radar Station in Maps App

by Todd Haselton | October 9, 2012October 9, 2012 7:00 pm PDT


Apple Maps may not be as robust as Google Maps, but they are detailed enough that Taiwan is worried they might provide too much information. Taiwan recently reached out to Apple asking for it to blur a section of its Maps application that reveals a radar station. Apparently Google’s application only provides low-resolution imagery from satellites, to prevent these type of complaints, but Apple’s satellite imagery provides a clearer view.

The AP said Taiwan admitted it should camouflage the $1.4 billion 10-story building anyway. The building is set to open sometime this year and is capable of detecting “aircraft and missiles coming from as far as western China,the AP explained. It’s unclear what Apple’s response to Taiwan is, or will be.

The above image is of a nearby airport11 in Taiwan; we couldn’t specifically find the building in question.

[via AP]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...