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Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

Friday, June 1, 2007
17 years ago7,668 views

Sounds like quite a bit of work for Google (I'm guessing they'll be handling lots of requests for information to get taken off). And for the privacy advocates who are trying to get removed, it's only a matter of time before other sites start offering similar services and they have to make requests to all of them to for getting stuff taken down.

What's going to be even more interesting is if crimes are caught by the cameras and punishment results.

Fred [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Take a look at this huge list of StreetView finds:

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

google is so 20th is the real 21st century [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

3 years from now.....
Everyone will be walking down the street with their miniature, Bluetooth camera lens embedded in their clothing (front and rear), which streams everything it/you see to your WiFi cell phone.
Your WiFi cell phone will store everything on its 1 terabyte hard drive while at the same time streaming this video you see via WiFi to a “tracker network”. The tracker network is a social group of similar people (by geographical area,interest..etc),numbering from 2 or 3 to tens of thousands in size. All of these tracker networks will include retail facial recognition software that will be 10 times more powerful than anything currently available.
The TrackerNetwork facial software works by taking every face that is inputted into its database and giving it a unique number.
Then the face is identified in two ways.
1. The TrackerNetwork facial software has so many thousands of “hits” on any face over a period of day/weeks it identifies where this person starts his/her day, works, shops etc. It does this all automatically without knowing who the person is.
2. People who belong to the TrackerNetwork input faces and identify them by name.
With the above two, anyone belonging to the TrackerNetwork can track just about anyone by belonging to a network from that city. Just input the name (or unique ID the TrackerNetwork software assigns to an individual) and the software will either allow you to watch them live or can show you history from as far back as recorded on that individual.

The upside:
   Modern Neighbor Hood Watch: Hit and run? captured on numerous cell phones, instantly uploaded to a tracker network and within seconds the car and driver are identified and sent to the police.

You are walking down the street, a drug addict asks you for money and when you refuse, he starts to get violent. Picked up by someone watching from a store, driving by in a car and from the person waiting for the bus ½ a block away. Instantly sent to a tracker network.

The downside:
Anyone can track anyone all the time! You can track: politicians, celebrities, neighbors, spouse......etc.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

The downside: Lots of mobile videos of you on YouTube being beaten up by a marauding gang of girl scouts.

alyson [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

It is stupid cause they can look in peoples yards and see what they are doing.
   what would you do if you was out side swimming or doing something out side what are some people perverds looking at you

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

If its in real steet view its in Google Street View.
Anyone outside your house could see it

shut the fuck up [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

u guys are stupid who gives a dam wat ur doing in public area thats why its called public if u want private go to ur house are somewhere that says private room,park,beach,etc. and if street view can see it then the genral public that was around would be able to see wat ur seeing on sreet view! DUH!!!!!!!!!!

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago # redirects to some comedy forum now – removed by request or ... ? ;-)

To me, this is much less of a problem than all those publicly viewable webcams. Take Google's face-recognition software (used on Google Images) and apply that to Street View – what if they could automatically blur faces, number plates, etc?


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