[NetBehaviour] Angry villagers run Google Street View outoftown.

james morris james at jwm-art.net
Fri Apr 3 15:01:18 CEST 2009

Getting a bit too opinionated about this, as far as I'm concerned,
Google is just showing off it's omnipotence...

How far will it go? This is the mysterious psychic ability of
remote-viewing technologically implemented. When will our most naked
thoughts and emotions be available? When will society be mature enough
to handle such transparency. Would government ever be as equally

On 3/4/2009, "james morris" <james at jwm-art.net> wrote:

>I certainly would not be able to stop and stare at people's properties
>the way google street view would allow me. But then, I'm not a burgler.
>Combined with the satellite images of google earth, it's providing a
>lot of information.
>I imagine the right to take photographs in public was not envisioned with
>a visual database of private properties in mind. One or two people
>(scattered) taking the occasional photograph is a little bit different.
>Remind me, what use of google street view is there?
>On 3/4/2009, "Rob Myers" <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:
>>marc garrett wrote:
>>> Jacobs claims residents were worried
>>> that the photographs were an invasion of their privacy
>>Because people who walk down the street usually have to avert their eyes
>>or something? ;-)
>>The right to take photographs in public was won over a century ago.
>>Google are just exercising that right. The only thing I find surprising
>>is that nobody crowdsourced this first.
>>- Rob.
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