Google’s Street View…or is it candid camera?
Google, the search engine giant, is once again caught in another controversy. This time it’s a privacy issue that have people up in arms. Google recently started the new “Street View” feature, to go along with its other views, such as satellite, hybrid, and map view. The street view is little too close for comfort for some because it allows Web users to see people not only on street but also in their homes and backyards. You can easily zoom into people’s cars in their driveways and read the license plate numbers. You can even rotate the view 360 degrees to see it all. The view is amazingly clear. The Street View is available for several major cities, such as New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Miami and Denver.
Check out this guy, is he breaking in or just entering his own apartment? Read the entire story here.
At least 10 bizarre sights in Google Street View are already posted on the Internet. Next time you step in your own private backyard, just smile because you could be showcased on Google’s street view (without your permission, of course).