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    Democratizing of Intelligence

    Back when the news of the alleged CIA prisons broke, Wired News asked: Can Satellites ID CIA Prisons?. Satellite images could help determine if the CIA ran secret prisons in Europe, according to a Swiss lawmaker who is drawing up a report on the issue for the Council of Europe human rights watchdog. The idea was commercially available sateilleite imagery, like that from GoogleEarth and Microsoft Local, could provided detailed analysis on the cheap. The problem with these services is the timliness of the imagery. GoogleEarth pics are 3 – 5 years out of date. Microsoft Local apparently has the same age, but are taken at a lower altitude and…