It's A G-Thing: 15 Google Game-Changers Over 15 Years


Google Earth

After its acquisition of Keyhole in 2004, Google began working on the Google Earth program. In 2005 it was unveiled, letting users travel around the world without leaving their desk. It has been downloaded more than 1 billion times since.

Along with the cool ability to travel anywhere also came privacy and national security concerns over the ability for anyone to access the information.