In the ongoing (and increasingly ridiculous) fight between Google Street View and UK citizens, comes news that residents of Broughton actually formed a human blockade to prevent a Google camera car from driving down their street. The Telegraph reports that one local resident saw the car, with its distinctive roof mounted camera system, and rallied neighbors to come into the street and physically block the car.
The national tourism board and police forces have been supportive of Google’s efforts and believe the service will not only provide useful information to UK residents, but it will also boost tourism. But some citizens argue that taking pictures of their homes is a violation of their privacy and gives criminals the ability to see their houses online.
If the Google cameras only take pictures of publicly viewable locations, how are they violating any privacy, and how is Google Street View giving criminals any more information than they would have if they simply walked past the house themselves? Leave a comment.
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