Posts Tagged ‘street view’

Google Street View Goes Underwater at the Great Barrier Reef

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

This is kind of a cool idea … but it would probably be more helpful if they’d just finish mapping the streets; Street View completely misses a lot of smaller towns.

I have become convinced that there really isn’t anywhere that the Google Street View team won’t take their cameras.  They have not only covered the actual streets around the world, but have even hit the trails in National Parks in the U.S. and combed through several of the biggest museums around the world.  Now the team has gone into the deep blue, diving under the waves at the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of northern Australia.

(more…) Calls for Data Protection Code

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

This probably wouldn’t even be an issue if Google hadn’t been caught “erroneously collecting data from unsecured wi-fi networks” …

Germany is the largest country in Europe where Google’s controversial Street View has not gone live.  This is because of privacy complaints made about the service around the world.  Now the German government has called for a voluntary data protection code to be in place by 7th December this year, as reported by the BBC.


Google’s South Korean office raided

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Man, that “Street View” feature sure has been getting Google into a lot of trouble lately …

Google headquarters in Seoul raided by police investigating Street View data collection

Police in South Korea have raided Google’s Seoul headquarters as part of an investigation into data collected by the company’s Street View cars.