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June 19, 2012 4:16 pm

Schumer Wants Answers From Apple and Google Over Spy Planes

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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a ceremony where NASA transferred title and ownership of space shuttle Enterprise to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Photo: wiki commons.

Politico – Sen. Charles Schumer (D.N.Y.) is questioning Apple and Google about the use of “military grade spy planes” for map photography and urging the companies to blur out individuals who are caught by the cameras.

In a letter sent Monday to the two tech giants, Schumer questioned the companies about their plans to snap detailed images of towns and cities for map products and said he worries the practice violates people’s privacy.

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