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Taiwan wants Apple to blur Maps image of radar station


Taiwan wants Apple to blur a map image of its new US$1.4 billion early warning radar station that can detect aircraft and missiles coming from as far as western China, reports the “Associated Press” ( The image, on Maps in iOS 6, was purportedly taken more than a year ago.

Defense Ministry spokesman David Lo says Apple should follow its rival Google in using only low-resolution satellite pictures to show sensitive facilities, even as he acknowledged the military should also try to camouflage them. The 10-story high radar installation is near the Hsinchu Air Base in northern Taiwan, is built with U.S. technology and is due to go online later this year.

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