US removes ban from taking detailed satellite images
June 18 , 2014
There was a time when having detailed satellite imaging was illegal. However, that has now changed since the US government removed the ban after an appeal from a firm that has the technology to show small objects.
Reports suggest that Digital Globe is expected to launch a new satellite in the next two months. Moreover, Google also purchased a startup company and plans on taking full images of the planet at high resolutions.
It appears that not everyone approves of the change since people are worried about "national security."