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Bahrain: Google Earth Blocked in Bahrain

Bahrain Ministry of Information has instructed the Internet Exchange to block Google Earth. “Possibly because through Google Earth, the whole world, let alone the Bahraini users, can zoom in and have a good look at palaces and islands which a normal Bahraini wouldn’t even dream of one day coming close to, let alone stepping foot in, and the glaring confiscation of virtually all but 3% of beaches of the islands,” Mahmood said.

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  • Bahrain bans Google Earth

    Mahmood’s Den is reporting that Bahrain’s Ministry of Information has instructed the country’s internet exchange to block access to Google Earth servers, citing Al-Wasat News. I don’t speak Arabic, but Systran’s automated Arabic-English translatio…

  • […] This is circulating around the Gulf over e-mail. A correspondent in the UAE who follows these things closely says this is why Bahrain blocked Google Earth. […]

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