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Google street view privacy issues wah wah wah

Post by Michael » April 10th, 2008, 6:22 pm

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/ ... d=rss_news

Fuck I hate articles like this. They go and mention that a US couple is trying to sue Google for a privacy violation because the Google van went down their driveway by mistake thinking it was a road. Let's forget about the fact the case is a joke as Google openly state you can request images to be removed and they'll take them off without incident.

Bunch of fear mongering crap. OH NOES! YOU CAN SEE PICTURES TAKEN ON THE STREET, AS IF YOU WERE WALKING THERE YOURSELF! OHHH MY GOD YOU CAN SEE NUMBER PLATES! NUMBER PLATES! JUST LIKE THE ONES YOU SEE OUT ON THE STREET EVERY DAY IN REAL LIFE!!! OMG!!! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!

If Google has to develop technology to blur number plates and faces in their online images, I want the fucking technology to blur number plates and faces in real life to everyone except the police. How do you like them apples, privacy nuts?

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Post by Miles » April 10th, 2008, 7:59 pm

WAH WAH WAH is exactly right. It's completely legal so stop whinging.

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Post by buffalo » April 10th, 2008, 9:56 pm

I think the issue here wasn't that there was a picture of their house, but that Google drove up a private access road and took pictures, rather than taking them from a public street.
A US couple is suing the search engine for invasion of privacy after photographs of their home, on a street clearly marked with a private road sign, appeared on the Street View feature of Google Maps.
I'm sure nobody would like people wandering around their front garden taking pictures of their house and uploading them to the Internet.

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Post by buffalo » April 10th, 2008, 9:58 pm

Gah! Stupid non-ability to edit/delete posts in this forum! I just re-read Michael's post without my morning goggles on... :oops:

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Post by Dan Syndrome » April 11th, 2008, 5:46 am

As long as Marissa Mayer is still hot, I see no problem with anything Google does.

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Post by Tim » April 11th, 2008, 8:14 am

Shame about how hopeless she is...wow the engineers hate her.

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Post by Michael » April 11th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Everyone hates their VP though, it sort of goes with the job.

Actually, having said that, I'm really pleased with how John Riccitello has been handling EA recently. The man knows his shit when it comes to turning a business into a success. He's also a great public speaker too - he came to visit us in Guildford to give us a rundown on the future of the company, and he was able to field questions relating to the business at all levels - he's got a big picture in his head of where he wants to go, but has also thought about the details too. Impressive stuff.

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Post by Miles » August 5th, 2008, 8:56 am

So this is out in Australia now. I have to say, was a bit weird seeing my house (and car) on there.

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Post by nadnerb » August 5th, 2008, 9:22 am

Awesome, I see only my dad was home when the Google car went past my house.

Shame it's pretty crap quality compared to some of the US cities though.

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Post by Stu » August 5th, 2008, 9:26 am

hmmm, I thought with the US version you could actually travel down the street, it merely shows the end of mine :?

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Post by Stu » August 5th, 2008, 9:28 am

oh that's right only streets lined blue ... oops

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Re: Google street view privacy issues wah wah wah

Post by Shaneus » May 3rd, 2010, 6:41 pm

And registrations are open!

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Post by Stu » May 3rd, 2010, 8:24 pm

hahahahaha

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Post by Miles » May 3rd, 2010, 8:45 pm

The trouble they must go to to get access to the board...

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Post by Timbo » May 4th, 2010, 9:26 am

I took a photo of a google car at a servo a few months ago, and the driver came straight up to me and said, "did you just take a picture of that?", he was pretty pissed, so i said in reply, 'it's cool, I'll blur out the number plate." He shook his head and walked away.

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Re: Google street view privacy issues wah wah wah

Post by Shaneus » May 4th, 2010, 1:18 pm

"Now you know how *I* feel, motherfucker!"

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