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Street View cameraman in row with photographer  (View post)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Friday, April 10, 2009
10 years ago4,268 views

"The unnamed driver was busy mapping a street in the village of Wool in Dorset when a local photographer spotted the controversial Google vehicle.

But the multinational's driver was outraged by the invasion of his privacy when the snapper started taking pictures of the car.

The freelance photographer, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that with all the privacy issues surrounding Google's new Street View technology it is ironic that the Google driver should get upset about having his picture taken.
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Link: telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtech ...

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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

A Google car driver worried because he was photographed?
It already happened, it was reported here last year, but nobody seems to remember of it... ekstreme.com/thingsofsorts/fun ...

Jody Schmidt [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I agree.

It makes Google seem like parasites and a-holes when they are really trying to digitize the world and its information resources.

They are following the arc of the Knights Templar.

Hey, Google!
Keep up the good work, but improve that flagging image.
You are being demonized from every angle and from every vantage.

The aura of untouchability is done.

Shore it up.

Cheers.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It is interesting to know was the decision made by this particular driver or is it really Google's official policy...

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The driver was obviously not well trained , and did has his very own fair trade policy.

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I like how the driver asked the cameraman to extend the same courtesy to his face as Google does for people seen on Street View.

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Yeah, it happened before. Those guys are similar to the guards in the panopticon. They see you but you are not allowed to see them.

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