We thought this was pretty obvious, but after the Pentagon discovered Google Maps' 360-degree panoramic coverage of Fort Sam Houston Army base in Texas, they have officially banned them from "filming inside and making detailed studies of US military bases." How the heck the army allowed cars with cameras mounted on them inside their army bases is yet to be known. Next, CIA officially bans Google from snooping into their secret cake recipes database. [BBC News]
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my bet is that the guys in the google van just see what they can get away with. The worst that can happen is they get turned away, so I'm sure they just try to brazenly drive anywhere untill someone tells them to back off.