"Ask Nicely" Doesn't Work as a Security Mechanism
Apple’s map application shows more of Taiwan than Google Maps:
The Taiwanese government/military, like many others around the world, requests that satellite imagery providers, such as Google Maps, blur out certain sensitive military installations. Unfortunately, Apple apparently didn’t get that memo.
According to reports the Taiwanese defence ministry hasn’t filed a formal request with Apple yet but thought it would be a great idea to splash this across the media and bring everyone’s attention to the story. Obviously it would terribly embarrassing if some unscrupulous person read the story and then found various uncensored military installations around Taiwan and posted photos of them.
Photos at the link.