All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Street View’

Google Accused of Stealing Info With Street View Cars

Independent British data protection watchdog Information Commissioner Office (ico.gov.uk) has launched an inquiry into accusations that Google is using Street View Cars to spy on residents of Great Britain. According to DailyMail, they are accused of downloading emails, text messages, photographs and documents from unsecured wi-fi networks as they pass neighborhoods with the Street View Car. Google first admitted to …

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Living in Google’s World; or, Lessons from Street View Wi-Fi Spying

A friend of mine spotted the Google Street View car here in my city a couple of days ago. It’s always fun to hear about those sightings because it feels like catching a glimpse of a full-on double rainbow or maybe even a celebrity discreetly ordering at a Starbucks. Well, at least that’s how I used to feel when I’d …

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Google Street View “Rogue” Engineer Identified in Spying Scandal

When basically anything you want to know about the world is out there on the internet and all you need in order to find it is some gumption and know-how, is anybody surprised that the concealed identity of the engineer at the center of Google’s Street View scandal would stay concealed very long? Ironic, then, that the identity of the …

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Google To FCC: We Didn’t Delay Street View Investigations

Earlier this month, the FCC decided to issue a $25,000 fine to Google for so-called “delays” in their investigation into Google’s street view-data collecting privacy flareup. Google says they’re going to pay the fine, but they’re not quite sure that the blame should rest solely on their shoulders. The $25,000 fine isn’t a punishment for the Steet View activities themselves, …

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Google Art Project Hopes To Add Mona Lisa, The Louvre With Next Phase

Make no mistake, Google Art Project has partnered with some amazing museums and cultural centers around the world in order to bring people greater access to some of the world’s most important and valuable works of art. Not only has Google Art Project assembled virtual galleries that users can peruse, but it also offers Street View for 51 museums that …

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Google Street View Goes Inside Museums, Wins At Technology Forever

Google Maps has demonstrated that one of the best uses for Street View has been when the feature has in fact gone off the street. The latest unique Street View offering comes by way of a collaborative effort with another Google service, Google Art Project, that has yielded a wildly fascinating Street View-style tour of 51 different museums and art-containing …

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Google Street View: The Swiss Alps Via Train

This past week has really been a no-car moment for Google Maps and Street View. First they ditched the Street View car and fixed their trike to a dinghy in order to canvas the Amazon, then they hit the pavement for a walking view of different sites across Japan to capture the bloom of sakura season, and now they’ve rolled …

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Google Street View Finds Japan In Cherry Blossom Season

Lately, as Google Maps has announced the inclusion of different parts of the world with Street View, the selection of these regions has seemed less and less random and a more deliberate effort by Google Maps to provide a new service that will be an opportune travel tool for tourists. Google Maps introduced Street View for Poland in anticipation of …

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Google Street View Adds Thailand; Car Nearly Runs Over A Couple

Turning a Google Street View car into a makeshift schooner to sail down the Amazon is one thing, but outright floods in places that cars are supposed to go is another obstacle altogether. However, one of the Thailand’s worst natural disasters in history wasn’t enough to stop the Google Street View team from traveling throughout the country to capture new …

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Google Maps Adds Street View To Poland; Adds Warsaw, Cracow

As a boon for travelers, you cannot deny that Google Maps has become a great companion for preparing for trips. They’ve made a habit of waving their Street View wand at parts of the world expecting loads of tourists and ensure that the city (or country) in question has a reliable street-level map. The latest country to get that top-notch …

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Google Maps Give The Amazon Some Amazing Street Views

As adventuresome as you may consider yourself, taking on something as geologically daunting as the Amazon is a towering challenge. The heat, the anacondas, the bugs, the very real and likely possibility that you will get lost – it’s a lot to take in. If you’d prefer to explore one of the largest rivers in the world at perhaps from …

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Google HUD Glasses Will Be On Your Face By The End Of 2012

Those rumors about some Google HUD glasses on the horizon were more than a mirage: turns out these things are really happening. In case holding a phone in your hand and occasionally looking up to scan your surroundings is simply too taxing of a task for you to handle, Google is ushering in a new era of info-searching with what …

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