Sunday, 21 June 2009
Google Street View
This phenomenon has been maligned in recent months for its invasion of privacy. Two benign applications have come to light: a building that collapsed in New York City today was shown with a huge crack in its side by GSV; and a man who was robbed in the street, was pictured by GSV a few moments before hand, with two characters trailing him - who proceeded to rob him. When he saw the imagery, he also recognised his robbers. The police recognised them too, and the two twins from Groningen, Holland, are now awaiting trial.