Big brother is getting a little free help from Google. “Swiss police said Thursday they stumbled across a large marijuana plantation while using Google Earth.” I guess I figured the police would be using Google Earth but it didn’t really occur to me that it would work to solve crimes. The plantation was hidden inside a field of corn that was easily spotted from Google Earth’s ariel view. The head of Zurich police’s specialist narcotics unit Norbert Klossner said “it was an interesting chance discovery.” Such a chance discovery that it’s possible a lot of grow operations might move into more covered locations.

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