Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How Google Is Putting Mass Torture On The Map [BuzzFeed]

Definitely looking like that was a once-in-a-lifetime visit for Eric Schmidt; see the full post for satellite images
"The purpose is obvious: to make the existence of these camps known; to point out that North Korea is secretive, and would never release this data on its own; to emphasize that the country is not capable of producing satellite imagery; and, most important, to remind outsiders that thousands of its citizens (and some foreigners) are sent to these camps, where they are subjected to hard labor, starvation, torture, medical experimentation, and execution.
What Google is doing here is human rights activism disguised as mapmaking."
How Google Is Putting Mass Torture On The Map
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