Google 'street view' vigillantes. Seriously strange.

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    The world is getting stranger every day. I'm not sure what to make of this new pastime.

    EDIT: WARNING: don't click on the "poor chap" at work, extremely risqué material.

    What about this
    poor chap.

    Try this more wholesome image instead.



    http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzz/Caught_On_Google_Maps
     
  2. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

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  3. Kuma76 macrumors member

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    i know who that is, he is my best customer LOL
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    wow. so lets make a big deal out of every day occurrences. woohoo. /sarcasm.

    people need to find better things to do on the internet.
     
  5. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    dogbone, you just need to be a little more careful about looking out for the cameras the next time you visit that store.
     
  6. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Fixed!
     
  7. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't call being outed in close up for the world to see, "an everyday occurrence".
     
  8. Kuma76 macrumors member

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    it might be for someone ha ha
    nice work dogbone
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    If you're worried about a picture of you being a perv at an adult store getting out on the internet, don't be a perv at an adult store ;)
     
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    I wonder if anyone will actually use Google StreetView for what it was originally intended.
     
  12. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    What was it originally intended for if not for spying on people?;)
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, I'm kind of glad there's no street level view of my town! :p You can see my apartment and the pool I swim at, but if you want to see me shirtless, you have to actually come over to the pool. ;)
     
  14. dejo Moderator

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    What about him? He's just a dark silhouette. Like anyone could identify him from that photo. And what's "extremely risqué" about it? It says "Adult Book Store"? Oooh...
     
  15. Kuma76 macrumors member

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    Get over it dude
     
  16. eMac4ever macrumors regular

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    I believe it was originally intended for people to visualize the roads and their destinations from the directions they received from Google Maps; however, Google also probably anticipated that it would be used for "spying."

    Once this, "omg!!1! i JuSt saw some1 pickin there nose! lmao!" is no longer amusing, its original reason will probably be used more extensively (providing Google expands the service beyond the current areas).
     
  17. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    huh? close up? outed?

    i don't quite follow. whats so risque about an adult store? lets all point and laugh, right? i mean seriously, people go in there everyday i'm sure, so yeah i'd say its an everyday occurrence.

    i don't understand this country's immature prudish values sometimes. but whatever. (note: thats not directed at anyone, just a generalization).
     
  18. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Ok, I'm confused. I'm with Dejo. Risqué? A picture of a man in front of a store that says "Adult Book Store". He's not even "doing" anything ... his hands are behind his back.

    Or is it the search query you're worried about? You could fix that by removing the query from the URl - like this http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=...daC7dHzUSiqUQ&cd=2&cid=37802159,-122270047,10
     
  19. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I guess you both missed post #2 :)

    Also note: #6 and #11 for completness.

    EDIT: et tu Plinden.

     
  20. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Meh. My wife and I were walking past a sex shop in my home town a couple of years ago just as my brother walked out. That would have made a good picture.

    Big deal.
     
  21. Kuma76 macrumors member

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    porn shops are , wait for it , a great way to obtain porn
    im the fat dude in the photo, leave me alone
     
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    I just peer through your window. Easier than waiting for you to go swimming.
     

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