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Villagers Say No to Google Street View

Postby thedude » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:43 am

A spate of burglaries in a Buckinghamshire village had already put residents on the alert for any suspicious vehicles. So when the Google Street View car trundled towards Broughton with a 360-degree camera on its roof, villagers sprang into action. Forming a human chain to stop it, they harangued the driver about the “invasion of privacy”, adding that the images that Google planned to put online could be used by burglars.

As police made their way to the stand-off, the Google car yielded to the villagers. For now, Broughton remains off the internet search engine’s mapping service.


It is thought that the Google car that tried to enter Broughton had come from photographing roads in near by Milton Keynes. Google said that its car had been using public roads and was not breaking the law. A spokesman said: “We provide an easy way to request removal of imagery. Most requests are processed within hours.” Pictures removed include that of a man leaving a sex shop.

Privacy International, a pressure group, has begun legal action against the company in an effort to bring down the mapping service.



They are like minutemen, raising the alarm to stop google :-b :
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol ... 022902.ece
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Re: Villagers Say No to Google Street View

Postby ayebatter » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:09 am

thedude wrote:

Pictures removed include that of a man leaving a sex shop.


Quick thinking on Mookies part. :-D
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Re: Villagers Say No to Google Street View

Postby knapplc » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:42 am

People need to realize that this is just the beginning of this kind of information. We're going to be seeing a LOT more of this stuff. Stopping Google is just a finger in the dyke.
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Re: Villagers Say No to Google Street View

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:49 am

knapplc wrote:People need to realize that this is just the beginning of this kind of information. We're going to be seeing a LOT more of this stuff. Stopping Google is just a finger in the dyke.


i cant believe i'm almost 30 and still laughing at things like this
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Re: Villagers Say No to Google Street View

Postby ayebatter » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:51 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
knapplc wrote:People need to realize that this is just the beginning of this kind of information. We're going to be seeing a LOT more of this stuff. Stopping Google is just a finger in the dyke.


i cant believe i'm almost 30 and still laughing at things like this


Sometimes it just doesn't translate from the Old English spelling to the American mind. :-D
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Re: Villagers Say No to Google Street View

Postby Metroid » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:53 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
knapplc wrote:People need to realize that this is just the beginning of this kind of information. We're going to be seeing a LOT more of this stuff. Stopping Google is just a finger in the dyke.


i cant believe i'm almost 30 and still laughing at things like this

I'm over 30 and still giggle when I hear stuff like that. Yesterday in my ceramics class the instructor was showing us how to "wedge" clay and he went over to this little table and said "this is where you beat it." I loled. :-B
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Re: Villagers Say No to Google Street View

Postby Amazinz » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:00 pm

I still giggle at the idea of a 30-year old man in a ceramics class. :-B
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Re: Villagers Say No to Google Street View

Postby Metroid » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:05 pm

Amazinz wrote:I still giggle at the idea of a 30-year old man in a ceramics class. :-B

Dude it's where all the hot chicks are. :-b
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Re: Villagers Say No to Google Street View

Postby Amazinz » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:08 pm

Damn. No wonder I can't find any in my basement.
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Re: Villagers Say No to Google Street View

Postby Metroid » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:12 pm

Amazinz wrote:Damn. No wonder I can't find any in my basement.

You can find them in your basement, you just have to persuade them to go down there first.
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