But, the privacy!!?!?!
You didn't blur the number plate / drivers face?!? Ban this sick filth. Think of the children. And some other Daily Mailesque stuff.
It's been live for less than a week, but Google's Street View has already got the press and privacy outfits in a bit of a tizz over the possible implications of having the UK's highways and byways, and indeed the citizens unfortunate enough to have been walking Blighty's leafy boulevards when the Orwellian Opel came a-calling, …
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None of the pictures shown here didn't include
1) A Policeman
2) A member of the Armed Forces
3) A member of the Security Services (MI5 etc)
Then the operators of google would no doubt be taken hotfoot to the UK version of Guantanamo Bay (aka Belmarsh, SE London)
as they would have clearly taken pictures that could be of benefit to Terrorists and such pictures have been made illegal by our esteemed NuLab Governement with El Gordo firmly at the helm.
Mines the one with the one way ticket to someplace very far away from this police state we now live in
Here's a better reflective self-shot of one of the cars. Disappointing to see no-one coming out of the knocking shop...
I'm suprised that here in the States that no one has started a hunting club to go after the google street view cars. On the other hand, we are a very civil society. We have the world's largest financial system meltdown with no real public response, as contrast to, say, the French. They riot in the streets every time a croissant gets burned.
This is from outside our office which is the skyscraper to the right. Again the google car taking photos of itself a second earlier? Surely this breach of the space time continuum can have worse impacts to the universe than the LHC?!
"We need a website with a pic of each unique google streetview car and where it has been spotted."
What we really need is for someone to create a web-page with copies of the paired pictures with Google Earth kml links to where each pair of photos was taken; then when you click on the link, it opens Google Earth with a custom layer with a link back to the web-site showing the two photos, which takes you back ...
You could bring the whole internet down in a nano-second!
Aha, more proof of my Google Blackmail (tm) 0.1 (Beta) theory as I previously outlined in the Rickmansworth story comments section.
Obviously Google don't pay themselves to advertise themselves* and the algorithm needs an "except Google of course, you daft bloody machine" tweak.
*Because such link sponsorship recursion would cause spacetime to fold in on itself and the Universe to be reborn as one very long Ocean Finance advertisement.
You remember that very stereotypical yank holding a bottle and a gun in streetview, well here's my submission for the UK equivalent -
Not for the faint of heart. A chav would have been too easy to find. At least this guys face is blurred.
Sometimes you just got to scratch . . . . . .
They said that they blur faces and number plates check the silver mondeo infront of the G-mobile then look to the rear left at the asda sighn for some reason its been blured...
Here is a streetcar following a streetcar in Edinburgh
Also some idiot who lost his balance in Aberdeen wearing stupid bouncing shoes
Fantastic video of someone using Street View. The best bit is not the possible rock stat but that they keep centering the screen and then pressing the + button in the top left. Clearly no-one's told them about the double click to centre and zoom.
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Bressenden Place, Victoria, outside the Department for Communities and Local Government's Eland House HQ is definitely smack in the middle of the 'twilight zone' - clearly there are two streetview cars following each other up the street, or perhaps there is some weird time-travel, dimension-shifting event going on...
He saw the sneaky f*****s coming all right:
Googles streetview car was in Warrington on Sunday (29/3), driving at what I'd call excessive speeds. Do you think google would give out the GPS data to see if any camera car has been driven over the speed limit?
Didn't think so, I did try to get a photo, but the car was going to fast
Here's my entry, Tottenham sunbather...
for me and some work buddies on the way back to work.
pity they dident use the photo later when i caught up with it at the roundabout.
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