Google Earth Ticks off Iran, strips U.K. churches, takes crosshairs off Santa

Sometimes it's possible to know too much

For what started as a cool app that gave normal people at-will access to satellite images for the first time, Google Earth has become a platform for much more than just wasting time at the office, or virtual tourism.

Google Earth makes it a lot easier, of course, but somehow, it's just not the same.

Kevin Fogarty writes about enterprise IT for ITworld. Follow him on Twitter @KevinFogarty.

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