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Ministerial Panel Deliberates Google's Planned Launch Of Street View

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Jerusalem (XNA) Feb 28, 2011
A Israeli ministerial team headed by Intelligence and Atomic Energy Minister Dan Meridor on Monday discussed Google Street View, which is due to be operated in Israel in the near future.

Experts were invited to present various implications regarding issues of privacy and public security, as well as the potential advantages of the search engine giant's application for tourism and image, according to a statement by the Prime Minister's Bureau.

Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views of streets throughout the world taken from a fleet of specially-equipped vehicles. Since its launching in the United States in May 2007, it has gradually expanded to include more cities worldwide, but is yet to make its debut in the Middle East.

The Israeli panel decided that cooperation with Google would continue, instructing the experts to work to protect "vital public interests" before the service begins operation.

Google's executives have been attentive in the past to Israel's unique security needs. Google Earth, for instance, does not provide high-resolution satellite imagery of Mossad's headquarters, the Dimona nuclear reactor plant in the Negev Desert and other sensitive military facilities.

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