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July 30, 2008

Interesting Question: Does Google's Street-View Feature Violate People's Privacy When Private Homes are Photographed?

A lawsuit claims yes, Google says "there is no such thing as complete privacy.

I always just took this as a neat, ambitious and neat (did I say neat?) feature, but, honestly, it is sort of creepy to have your home available to thieves and perverts online, isn't it?

Or what if you're just a bit embarrassed by your home (the one here looks pretty downscale)?

I think Google's right legally, and practically too (you can't fight the future, or at least you can't beat the future), but it's interesting.

Thanks to Slublog.

Supposedly -- unless this has been debunked as a prank -- Google's snap-happy picture-takers have caught, and posted, crack deals in progress as their representative street views.

Hookers, too.


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