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Google Fined $190K For Wi-Fi Data Collection In Germany

Google is still taking heat and being fined over the Wi-Fi data collection fiasco that took place between 2008 and 2010. This morning, Bloomberg reports that a German regulator has fined the company 145,000 euros ($189,230) over the debacle. From Bloomberg’s Karin Matussek: Hamburg data regulator Johannes Caspar said in an e- mailed statement today. He had reopened the probe …

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Check Out This Google Street View Hyperlapse Video

Teehan+Lax Labs has put together a Google Street View “hyperlapse” video. It’s pretty cool: Google Street View Hyperlapse from Teehan+Lax Labs on Vimeo. Luckily there are no dead bodies or people having sex featured (though it does go through the imagery pretty fast, so we might just be overlooking them). All imagery in the video was captured using hyperlapse.tllabs.io. Source …

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Redditors Wonder If This Is A Dead Body On Google Street View

Someone submitted a Google Maps link to reddit, which shows a person face down on the ground on the side of the road. The image is from Table Bay Boulevard, Cape Town in South Africa. Here’s the link. The reddit submission comes under the title “a dead body on Google street view (Cape Town)“. It has not been confirmed that …

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Tour A Creepy, Abandoned Shark Museum With Google Street View

Google is really onto something with Street View, and the company is really just getting started, now that it’s got the Trekker out on missions. Still, while Google has had a tremendous amount of outdoor imagery for quite sometime, the indoor imagery is a more recent endeavor, and as we’re seeing, Google is taking us inside all kinds of interesting …

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Google Street View Has An Image Of People Having Sex On The Side Of The Road [Only Mildly NSFW]

You can find some interesting imagery on Google Maps Street View. It’s no wonder, given the efforts the company takes to produce it. They’ve even gone so far as to design special equipment to get imagery from the places where it’s just too hard to get a car or even the Street View Trike. Sometimes, you’ll just find some weird …

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April Fools’ Prank Lets You Renovate Your House On Street View [Google SCHMICK]

Google, as usual, has plenty of April Fools’ pranks today. One that Google revealed on the Google Australia blog promises to let you renovate your house on Street View with “Google SCHMICK” . “Now you can give your house a lick of fresh paint for free on Street View with Google SCHMICK (Simple Complete House Makeover Internet Conversion Kit),” writes …

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Country Band ‘Ambushes’ Google Street View Car

Country music group Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys have a new video for their song “Could Be Me,” which looks like they hijacked Google’s Street View imagery by appearing in a set of photos. Oh, and the video is actually called, “Redneck Country Band Ambushes Google Street View Car!” On the YouTube page for the video, it says, “To protect …

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Google Street View Takes You to Abandoned Fukushima Town of Namie-machi

Google is announcing another batch of fresh Street View imagery, this time coming from Japan. More specifically, Namie-machi, a small city in Fukushima Prefecture that’s in the Fukushima exclusion zone. That means that although years have passed since the nuclear accident that occurred as a result of the great earthquake of 2011, Namie-machi’s residents are still unable to return to …

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Google Takes The Trekker To The Arctic For Street View Imagery

Google announced today that it is debuting the Trekker for the first time in Canada, as it lends the devices out to some locals. Earlier this year, Google launched the first Trekker-based imagery for the Grand Canyon. Trekker is a backpack-based camera device, which takes panoramic imagery for Street View. You can see it in the photos below. “Two Trekkers …

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Google Takes You Atop the Tallest Mountains in the World with Insane New Street View Imagery

Google has taken its Google Maps team to some awesome places to capture some amazing street view imagery. Recent expeditions that come to mind include treks to the Arctic, the Grand Canyon, and under the sea. But this just might be the coolest Street View imagery yet. Starting today, you can check out some incredible Street View images from the …

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Google Settles With 38 States Over Wi-Fi Spying Charges

In 2010, Google was caught siphoning data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks with its Street View cars. It’s now been almost three years since the practice was first revealed, and Google may have finally tied the last loose string of this affair. Connecticut Attorney State General George Jepsen announced today that Google has paid out $7 million to settle charges brought …

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Secret Door Is An Interesting Google Street View Tour Guide

Co.Exist put the spotlight on a new tool for browsing Google Street View imagery today. It’s called The Secret Door, and simply takes you to random spots around the world (inside and out) using Street View. Just click “Take me somewhere else,” and move on. Simple, but incredibly addictive. It makes you appreciate the scope of imagery Google actually has …

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