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Google UK Street View Service In Trouble Already

 

Updated : Mar 23, 2009

Google bosses have had to remove a number of incriminating pictures from their Street View service.

Images include a customer leaving a sex shop in Soho, a man vomiting near a London pub, a suspect being nicked by police in Camden, north London, a man slumped asleep in Acton, west London, and a man relieving himself by a bus stop in Birmingham.

The scenes were captured on the hi-tech photo map that allows users to search 22,360 streets in 25 UK cities. Angry human rights campaigners threatened to sue the search engine, saying it violates the right to privacy while furious homeowners and pedestrians have now forced the US firm to black out areas in several UK cities.

A Google spokesman said: “We cannot give out numbers for the complaints we received, but we are dealing with them and blacking out the images within hours. We know the service is not perfect. We are happy to remove any images people are not happy with.”

In California, lovestruck Google IT worker Michael Weiss-Malik used the US version of Street View to propose – by holding up a huge banner. Michael, 30, said: “I figured it would be a fun way to do something big – a public announcement of asking her to marry me.” Girlfriend Leslie Moreno, 27, is thought to have said yes!

At Street View’s UK launch on Thursday Google promised to blur out faces and car registration plates. And Britain’s data watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office has pledged to investigate any complaints. A spokesman said: “The ICO is satisfied Google is putting in place adequate safeguards to minimise any risk to privacy.”

VeryHappyPig says watch out everyone because Google is working on including Irish cities in the Street View service!!

 

 

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