"a precision made possible by Google's own satellite imagery"
Don't you mean by simple aerial photography? No satellite has that kind of resolution.
Those of you who might have wondered just how Google maintains its global supremacy in privacy-busting black ops, and prevents usurpers deploying snoopmobile fleets of their own to photograph the entire planet for exposure to the unwashed masses, might be surprised to learn that the method owes little to hi-tech and more to …
I do hope that El Reg passes this evidence on to the authorities, as not only is urinating in public in the UK an offense, but the perpetrator will almost certainly get put on the sex offenders register. Do you want to be in a position of withholding evidence of a crime?
Of course it could end up that the man pictured had no "criminal intent" and that anyone offended by his action had "implicitly agreed" to what he did by not preventing it happening in the first place!
Google have angered me now - surely for a company that loves "innovation" and tech it would take all of a day to modify their symbian version of Google maps to plot routes around - then pop their mobile up on the dash, and have it take you around the street's you've not mapped yet. Quick bit of 3g trickery and they can even log into a central server of locations of current cars out there, roads already mapped, and areas of interest, then you just coordinate the attack on privacy together, getting the pics done quicker for one location than on their own using a crappy atlas - thereby negating the issue of people protesting or putting up roadblocks, or even the Mail or Sun rallying their troops together for a moan.
See - if I worked for google, you wouldn't even have your google sightings map running - because it would have taken all of one day to catalogue all major cities of the UK!!! MWUHAHAHAHAHAHAR!!
"The powers that be do not show there powers until they have better powers to use"
Reminds me of a (probably apocryphal) story of a US congressman's disbelief that the military satellite were as powerful as "they" made them out to be - until he got a phone-call telling him that the letter he was about to post was short a couple of stamps.
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