Google wants to bring Street View maps to UK, raises privacy concerns

Internet, Web 2.0

google_street_view.jpgGoogle would like to bring Street View maps to the UK, according to an enthusiastic spokesperson at the company, but their keenness has been overshadowed by privacy concerns.

The service, which is already live in a number of US cities, has been criticised because it sometimes showed identifiable people in compromising situations. Google has said that it will check very carefully the laws and cultural norms of the UK before introducing the service, and employ face blurring and removal of sensitive images before putting them online.

“Our users have been asking for the service ever since we launched in the US and we’re very excited about bringing it to Europe,” said Google’s rep.

(Via PC Pro)

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Andy Merrett
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  • Dead on Mitch, there were some poor guys in the States who were caught by the cameras walking out of brothels. Explain that one to your friends and family.

  • I can imagine it now, someones wife saying to their husband, “Why is your Car outside Susanne’s house?”

    Let’s see how he gets out of that one haha.

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