Blurred out and pixelated
Many people are unaware that local law can restrict aerial photography or satellite imagery of sensitive sites. And when Google gets imagery from commercial entities or government agencies, those sites sometimes come pre-blurred.
Over time, though, laws have been changed, new sources of imagery have become available, and Google has quietly lifted the veil on many of these secretive sites. Here are the government buildings, military installments and industrial centers you can now peruse on Google Earth — and three places still shielded from prying eyes.
Sources: Live Science