Google Maps accidentally reveals Taiwan defense missiles

February 15, 2019

Taiwan News:

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google revealed a 3D-rendered map of Taipei on Wednesday, and along with it revealed the secret location of some of Taiwan’s Patriot defense missiles.

Google Maps first announced intentions to stereophotogrammetrically map the world’s major cities in 2012. Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan and Taichung joined hundred of other already-rendered global hubs on Wednesday.

The Ministry of National Defense is concerned, however, after it became apparent some of the country’s defense infrastructure is now openly visible to the public. Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發) said that the ministry and other related departments have contacted Google to make adjustments to ensure national security is safeguarded.

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