Google thwarts al-Qaeda kamikaze strike on US embassy
London consulate cunningly disguised
Google has quite brilliantly denied al-Qaeda the possibility of using Google Maps UK to identify the US embassy in London and subsequently launching a devastating kamikaze assault on the building.
Indeed, were Ozzie bin Laden to search for "US embassy London", he'd be directed here:
Quite what the Post Office boys down on Rathbone Place will make of Google's fingering of their building as a decoy target is anyone's guess, but they can take heart from the fact that the correct address shown will lead determined terrorists to their true objective down at Grosvenor Square:
Yes, we know: once again El Reg has played right into the hands of the terrorists by correctly identifying this A-list target. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. ®
Google at it again.
Google maps was very useful a few years ago, now lots of sections have been 'back-dated' to hide features various gov't don't want seen.
They also trawl for key words using Google search on 'groups' and then follow up with a CID 'visit', BTDT.
With regard to the invalid postcode wossname, one can achieve the same result trying to locate Lloyds Bank in the middle of Oxford.
What are /they/ hiding?
Maybe this is the same Google that the Iran used when in the Persian Gulf? You never know, the conspiracy could be wide spread. Maybe the Iranians saw the error of their ways since they are releasing the hostages!