Google gets slammed for Street View
It must be tough being Google. I mean, you try to throw out some new services, out of the goodness of your own heart, and there are people standing by waiting to stomp all over your efforts with talk of “privacy”.
Google Latitude caused enough rumblings among those who were worried they’d be stalked through the service, which pinpoints your location on a map (sometimes less accurately than you’d think, unless I actually sleep in a field in Kildare and haven’t noticed).
Now Google Street View is getting the flak. The service, which has gone live in 25 UK cities, has already had complaints, leading to some photos being pulled. The offending images include someone being sick in the street (lovely), some unlucky fecker getting snapped going into a sex shop and pictures that people felt were a little too close for comfort to their homes.
BBC has more