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Google street view…more than meets the eye


I have definitely seen one of those Google street view finder cars before.  I always wondered, are they really only getting images of the street…and even more so..has anyone ever asked ME if I wanted a picture of my house available online?  Talk about violation of privacy…!  Well, turns out that the nice citizens of Germany, decided to inquire further…

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/technology/16google.html?pagewanted=2&ref=technology&src=mv

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4 Responses

  1. MW says:

    yikes – scary that they collected this information ‘accidentally’ for years! thanks for sharing.

  2. Meshugina says:

    What’s the big deal? Who actually has a reasonable expectation that the exterior of their house is private??

  3. MayaReports says:

    Images of the exterior of your house is not the issue here. Google has been illegally collecting private data “including a record of sites viewed by the user and potentially the contents of messages if users did not secure their WLANS with a password.” That’s the violation.

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