UK Villagers up in arms over Google Street View

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  1. arkitect macrumors 601

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    What are these "Angry residents" hiding?
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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I don't understand the upset some people clearly feel over Street View. It's a static image that will normally end up being quite dated by the time it's used, and it's a picture taken from a public road. Freaks.
     
  3. iBlue macrumors Core

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    A deeper sense of frustration with life which they express by freaking out about relatively trivial crap. Maybe they feel complaining about the more trivial crap will have more of an impact than complaining about the bigger problems which by all rights should be complained about but prove ultimately futile. Tis human nature, innit?
     
  4. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    If they had any sense they'd realise all images are out of date by a good few months…
    Not as if someone's waiting to see if their lights go off at night. :p

    All those twitching net curtains…
     
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    I think a lot of the upset in this country has been tabloid fueled. The Daily Mail etc had probably never heard of Streetview until it went live.
     
  6. jmaquarry macrumors member

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    Foolish Ignorence

    I think the majority of people complaining about this service haven't bothered to find out that actually:

    GSV Blocks faces - meaning people cannot see what people are up too, nor can the police use it as evidence for anything "naughty" caught on camera

    GSV Blocks number plates

    You can request to have your house removed from GSV

    does GSV REALLY invade your privacy?
     
  7. Sly macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it's GSV per se they are protesting at, more the growing lack of privacy within the UK. It is now impossible to make a call, use the internet, send an email or even walk to the shops with out you actions being recorded or logged.
     
  8. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    These 'shire folk's issue is directly with Google Street View… nothing to do with Jacqui's surveillance state. ;)

     
  9. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    The complaining regarding this has been unprecedented - it's crazy.

    As has been said, it blocks numberplates. One newspaper had an article about a columnist whose wife was livid her car numberplate wasn't blocked. After reading the article, I took my lunch break, and probably saw 200 car numberplates.

    Not one person complained.
     
  10. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    I've never understood it. Pics of my house just went up (2 and a half years old) and I was more interested than outraged. It's nothing you can't see from the street (obviously) so what's the problem? :confused:
     
  11. JNB macrumors 604

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    Gang of villagers chase away Google car

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/04/03/google.anger/index.html

    Unless the laws in the UK are substantially different, my understanding is that the majority of roads are public, and as such, if one cares to photographs something from the road, there's not much that can be done about it. In any case, I think these folks are being a little paranoid and self-righteous about the whole matter. They've been burglarized in the area three times in six weeks, and this is without anything Google-related. Seems like the problem isn't Google, it's a lack of proper home security and policing in the first place.

    Personally, if it were me, I'd drop by and photograph every house from the public right-of-way and post them here just to piss them off, but that's how I roll. :p
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    You could do that, but your motives might be questioned.

    Why does Google feel that this activity is necessary??
     
  13. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    It's not like the address you type in google maps matches up with the correct location in street view anyway. :p
     
  14. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    I should know better, but

    my first thought was that Google was developing a car.

    I still wonder if they'll ever make public the shooting schedule, either satellite or land vehicle based. Maybe one would be motivated to clean up the yard, wash the car, tan naked...
     
  15. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I wonder if they care so much about less "affluent" houses or any of people that live in them. :rolleyes:
     
  16. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Or put a spike belt across their street.

    What is their motivation for this?? How do they make money from it??

    Of it this another subversive plot by the Overlords™ to gather information??

    :mad:
     
  17. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Okay, I've got Oshawa up on screen. Could you step outside and wave?

    :D
     
  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Not ****ing likely, it's ****ing raining out. :mad:
     
  19. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Fair enough. But lets not wait until Monday, or there'll be snow.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Perhaps instead of chasing away Google's cars, they should call ADT.
     
  22. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I was going to ask what the Google car looks like. Then I Googled it (!). Man, that thing looks creepy.
     
  23. JNB macrumors 604

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    Google Street View of my place. Ooh, I'm terrified. :rolleyes:
     

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    Your house looks so rob-able. I'm so going to rob you now.
     
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    Nice house, but you better watch out now!!
     

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