All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Street View’

Google Will Pay Damages Over Street View Cleavage

Google is going to have to pay a Montreal woman a couple thousand dollars because Street View happened to capture her cleavage. A Canadian judge has ruled that Google owes Maria Pia Grillo $2,250 in damages (plus $159 in court fees) for causing her “shock and embarrassment”. As the story goes, Grillo was beside herself when she looked up her …

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Three Kidnapped Women Were Held At This House For 10 Years

By now, you’re well aware that three women were found safe after being held captive in a man’s basement for 10 years in Cleveland, OH. The story (and the unlikely hero) have captured the attention of the nation, but now people are beginning to ask questions. Why couldn’t police find these women after they went missing? Well, the house in …

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Google Dispatches Street View Cars to Sandy-Ravaged Areas, Some Residents Incensed

Is Google simply doing its job, and providing accurate Street View maps to its millions of users around the world? Or are they being incredibly insensitive? Some residents in Stalen Island are incensed over Google’s attempt to document the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The company has deployed a fleet of their Street View cars to snap shots of the …

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Google Street View Travels To The Arctic

Back in July, Google Street View went to the Antarctic and took some amazing pictures of the original research settlement on the continent. In August, Google traveled to the far north to complete its quest of mapping the frigid corners of the Earth. The Street View team got some amazing shots of the Canadian Arctic, and even compiled some shots …

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Google Street View Adds Brazil And Mayan Pyramids To Its Digital Vacation Destinations

Google’s Street View is one of the best things that the Internet enables. It allows those of us who can’t afford trips around the world to see what the rest of the world looks like. It’s gotten even better over the past year as Google began to add more exotic locales to Street View like the Amazon and Antarctica. This …

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Google Street View Car Caught in a Fender Bender

Statistically, if you drive a lot you naturally increase the odds that you’ll be in a car accident; it’s just one of those law of averages that you can’t avoid. Even the driverless cars are involved in accidents sometimes (when humans are involved). Google Street View cars are on the road a lot. They’ve put so many miles on the …

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Google “Surprised” that UK Privacy Agency Cares About Privacy

The Information Commissioner’s Office in the United Kingdom announced last week that it would be re-opening its inquiry of Google and its payload data-collecting Street View cars. In a letter sent to Google’s Global Privacy Counsel, Peter Fleischer, ICO Head of Enforcement Steve Eckersley cited recent revelations that arose from the Federal Communication Commission’s investigation of the Street View cars’ …

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Google Street View To Go A-Rowing in the UK’s Canals

When Google Maps went offshore in order to put some Street View action on the Amazon River earlier this year, it signaled that Google was moving beyond the task collecting ground-level imagery of mere streets (despite the product’s name). At the Next Dimension conference earlier this month, Google Maps dignitaries showcased some of the advents they’ve been making with the …

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One Man’s Crusade Against Google Street View’s Payload Data Collection [Updated]

Nobody really knows what kind of information Google obtained when it was collecting payload data as its Street View car drove around the neighborhoods of the world sponging up personal information from people using unsecured wi-fi networks. Speculation abounds about what exactly the Street View cars collected, everything from personal emails, passwords, browsing histories, IP addresses, telephone numbers, full names …

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UK Privacy Agency Reopens Inquiry into Google Street View Spying

Just when the fallout of the Google Street View spying fiasco appears to have subsided in the United States, evidence of Google having “deliberately captured” payload data from unsuspecting wi-fi users has prompted the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office to reopen its own investigation into Street View. The decision to revisit the Street View scandal comes as a result of …

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Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland, but with Restrictions

Google was given the green light to continue driving its Street Cars around in Switzerland today, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center, but the permission carries with it a series of regulations that Google must comply with in order to continue photographing the country. The Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruled that Google could go on with its Street View …

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Here’s What Happens When Google Street View Can’t Map Narrow Belgian Streets

Last year, Google Street View took on Belgium, but there was a problem: The Google Street View cars couldn’t quite fit down some of the impossibly small Belgian streets. That meant that many of the smaller, older side streets were left off the radar. To help with this problem, Toyota Belgium came to the rescue (via Google Creative Sandbox Google+ …

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