Now you see them, now you ... don't

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by dong20, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. dong20

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    After less than 24 hrs, Google pulls it's street level imagery of London in a privacy row.

    Google pulls Street View shots amid privacy complaints | Electricpig.co.uk

    Not wanting to be seen where one shouldn't be, or doing something one might not want others to know about - I can understand. But such concerns cannot easily be applied to actions committed in public where, by definition they're visible - i.e. 'in plain view'.

    The UK has no De Jure right to privacy - of a sort that would be tested under these circumstances.

    I'm a staunch believer in a right to personal privacy and for punishing those who wantonly violate that right, but isn't this rather a typhoon in a tea cup?
     
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    Lol, and google just started to take pics in our cities for that program :rolleyes:
     
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    Can those camera's tell the difference between tomato and MJ plants?:redface:

    Aye...there's the rub.
     
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    Interesting decision. Then again, England has a security network that the KGB wishes it had, so I bias against google being the only one at fault here.
     
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    Huh, I was quite disappointed that my house was in deep shadow and masked by trees.
     
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    As a fellow Londoner, I'm obliged to ask WHERE IS YOU LIVING AT?
     
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    Heh, I'd PM you, but you're straight, so what's the point? :wink:

    In a top-floor flat in a victorian street with lime trees in the front gardens. On the eastern side, with the google pic taken on a summer morning. Houses on the west side are in full light, those on the east side are in shade.
     
  8. D_Humper E Bogart

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    Lols mostly! :)

    Anyway, ain't like my sexual track record has anything to show for it.
     
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    Amusing that some of the people who have had pics removed because they appeared in them can still be seen from other views.

    I followed a link from that article to find that google has blocked this feature from iPhones. The superphone wars are heating up.
     
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