Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

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.

3 comments:

  1. I have loved GSV since it started right here in my neighborhood. It has saved me time and gas and showed me the places to avoid. They captured my daughter talking to her neighbor in the street in front of their houses. There are several sites that list strange appearances. But you don't want to be where you're not supposed to be when they drive by, LOL. I walked into a fancy restaurant with my studio cam one night and you wouldn't believe all the people who dove under the tables or held menus over their faces.

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  2. I guess folks hadn't thought about the good that could come of this. I don't have to worry about it, I doubt anyone will be putting cameras in our area for a very long time ~ they'd only see livestock & wildlife!! LOL

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  3. I fail to see what the fuss about GSV is all about...After all the images are static and not moving ones...Surely google earth is more of an invasion of privacy

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