Sen. Prods Google, Apple Over 3-D Mapping Technology

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 7:48 PM ET) -- Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., on Monday pushed Google Inc. and Apple Inc. to divulge more details about their competing plans to use military-grade spy planes to capture images for new 3-D maps, citing concerns that this technology would compromise individual privacy and infrastructure security.

Within the past two weeks, Apple and Google have separately unveiled competing software applications that will display maps for the first time in three dimensions with an "unprecedented level of detail." This precision will reportedly be achieved by using planes equipped...
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