April 17, 2000: Terraserver Releases Photos of Area 51
2000 – Five arial images of Area 51 are leaked onto Terraserver from a Russian satellite called “Sovinformsputnik. The amount of traffic that went to the site brought the server down, so they had to take the photos off until they could handle the traffic.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for April 17
- Qualified schools got copies of the new LOGO programming language
- Toshiba releases the Libretto sub-notebook
- Sweden finds the four defendants in the Pirate Bay case guilty of hosting illegal downloads