Saturday, December 04, 2004
Google Used To Break New Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Scandal
The Associated Press is reporting that new photos have surfaced showing U.S. soldiers "sitting on hooded and handcuffed detainees, and photos of what appear to be bloodied prisoners, one with a gun to his head". How did the AP find these photos? Google, of course! The reporter found the photos through Google on the smugsmug.com site and paid 29 cents apiece for reprints. The photos have since been password protected, although AP says they remain in Google's archive. Many of the photos can be found on this page. Once again, Google makes a big mark in a story.
(via Google Blogoscoped > Boing Boing)