Jul 10 2008

Street View Not Proceeding In The UK?

Category: In The MediaChrisM @ 4:21 am

See this article for a more detailed explanation, but the short version is that Google’s Street View service will soon be available in Britain. The cars have already been out in some cities taking photos, however a small bump in the road has appeared, with objections to peoples’ faces being displayed without their express permission. Although this was not a problem in America, Canada and the UK have both stated that their laws do not allow for this sort of service; Google has offered to use automatic face-blurring technology, though this could lead to an overall degradation of all photos displayed. I use Google Earth quite a lot, and would have been interested in the way some towns would have looked, but I can also see why some people feel this is not a good thing to allow.

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