The PJ Tatler

Whoa-NoKo Prison Camps On Google Earth

Google, it’s only creepy when it’s taking pictures of your house.

Pyongyang insists that the camps do not exist and are merely foreign propaganda, but the advent of high-resolution, free images from outer space has disproved that claim.

On January 18, the North Korean Economy Watch website announced that a new camp had been identified alongside an existing detention facility in Kaechon, South Pyongan Province.

Using newly provided Google Earth images, analyst Curtis Melvin was able to conclude that the new camp sits alongside Camp 14 and has a perimeter fence that stretches nearly 13 miles.

I try to compartmentalize my feelings about Google, as its various products are useful to me in many ways. If it gets a Google Street View shot of me standing at my window wearing just boxers, however, I’m outta here.