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Australian Government: Google Must Destroy Street View Data, Commit To Third-Party Audit

In 2010, it was revealed that Google had collected personal information of users with its Street View vehicles. The controversy that went along with that continues, even now in to mid-2012. The company recently revealed that it found more related data, which was supposed to have been deleted. This, of course, has the authorities up in arms over the matter …

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Google Street View Goes To “The Doorway To Outer Space”

Google has partnered with NASA to give web users a closer look at Kennedy Space Center from their computers and mobile devices. Google says it will give people around the world a chance to take a trip to the “doorway to outer space, and see Kennedy as it transitions into a multipurpose launch complex for the next 50 years of …

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French Privacy Authority CNIL Wants Google’s Street View Data

Google has reportedly been asked to provide CNIL, a privacy watchdog in France, with data it collected from Street View, which it has not deleted. Last week, reports emerged that the company acknowledged that it had not kept a promise to delete all personal data (like emails) it collected from Street View cars a couple years ago. Reuters reported, “Google …

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Google Explores Antarctica So We Don’t Have To

I absolutely love cold weather with winter being my favorite season. You may find me crazy, but I do have my limits – Antarctica being one of them. While I love the idea of a snowy wonderland, the South Pole is just too cold for my preference. That doesn’t mean that I would never want to visit, but Google has …

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Google Gets Beautiful California State Park Street View Imagery

Google has added new Street View, 360-degree panoramic imagery for five state Parks in California, and refreshed Street View imagery for most of the state. Here are some particularly scenic areas, where Google is now providing some amazing imagery. I don’t know if it’s quite as impressive as the new Hawaii imagery, but it’s still pretty nice to look at. …

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Google Gets Stunning Hawaii Street View Imagery

Google has expanded its Street View coverage of six Hawaiian islands, including panoramic imagery of beaches, rainforestes, lava fields and oceanfront resorts. With Google Maps, you can now find such imagery for the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii (Big Island), Molokai, Kauai, and Lanai. Here are a few examples: 2815 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu 3860 Manoa Road, Honolulu Chain of Craters …

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Google Street View Data Now Available For Panoramio Mapping

Google Maps has been in the news a lot over the last week or two, having unveiled its own new 3D imagery and offline maps, along with being dumped by Apple as its primary Maps provider (in favor of TomTom). Google announced today that it has made a “huge amount” of Street View data available in its Panoramio mapping interface. …

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Google Airplanes? And You Thought Street View Cars Were All You Had to Worry About

As mentioned yesterday during the Big Google Maps 3D parade, Google has indeed been using some airplanes to capture that stunning imagery used to create its next generation of mapping imagery. While describing how Google Maps created the images used in its new 3D imagery, Google Earth Product Manager Peter Birch nonchalantly dropped the fact that Google has been using …

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Google Maps Is On A Quest For Perfection

Google is on a quest. They have traversed the Amazon, gotten lost in Jerusalem and taken us on tours through the world’s most famous museums. Google Maps should have hit level 100 year ago, but they just keep on grinding to become the world’s most perfect map service. It’s that drive to perfection which led Google to create the next …

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Google World Wonders Project Brings Earth’s Finest Right to You

In terms of us wee little humans, Earth’s a pretty big place. There’s a lot to get around and see and that distance never really seems to get any shorter. Barring the miles or kilometers that keep you from the Leaning Tower of Pisa or tip-toeing through the ruins of Pompei or making a splash at Shark Bay, it’s expensive …

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Google’s World Wonders Project Explores History

Google today has announced the launch of a new cultural project that allows users to explore historical sites around the world as if they were in those locations. The new World Wonders Project displays Street Views of historical landmarks around the world. The site currently features 132 historic sites around the world including Stonehenge, ancient Kyoto temples, and the Palace …

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Euro 2012 Stadiums: a Street View Preview

The European Championships, which start next week, are being co-hosted this year by Poland and Ukraine. Ukraine will host the final in the Olympic National Sports Complex in Kiev, and Poland will host the opening match in its brand-new National Stadium in Warsaw. Google announced today that soccer fans around the world can tour these venues, in addition to the …

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