Two thirds consider Google Street View an intrusion of privacy

While Google may see their photo-mapping app Street View as for the navigational good of all mankind, it seems Joe Public are a little more wary of the search giant's technology. With 95% of the UK to be mapped by…

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Gerald LynchTwo thirds consider Google Street View an intrusion of privacy

Google planning to map the entirety of the UK using Google Maps Street View

Nat King Cole may have "often walked down the street before", but he could never of dreamed of planning his route on a fancy mobile phone using Google's amazing Street View service. Google now have announced plans to map every…

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Gerald LynchGoogle planning to map the entirety of the UK using Google Maps Street View

Google Maps adds real estate option

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Google has added real estate search to Google Maps in Australia and New Zealand. Properties for sale or rent can be viewed on the existing maps with additional photos and details available with a click of the mouse.

Private users’ listings are added via sites such as homehound and myhome and there are also estate-agent based listings available as well.

House-hunters input the area they are interested in and advance options such as type of properties, price range, floor area range, number of bedrooms, bathrooms and parking spaces.

The system was developed by workers at Google’s Sydney office and it is expected that the service will be expanded to the US first and then the rest of the globe.

With many individuals already using Google Map’s streetview to look around areas and particular streets that they are interested in, the move to include real-estate listings is a logical one.

(via The Age)

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Google Street View to offer window into parallel universe populated by people with blurred faces

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Good news! Google is allowed to continue with putting together its Street View tool in Britain after the Information Commissioner said that it’s okay for Google to continue invading our privacy…

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James O'MalleyGoogle Street View to offer window into parallel universe populated by people with blurred faces