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[INQ]Japanese group seeks to shut down Google street view

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A GROUP in Japan today demanded that search giant Google shutter Google Earth's 'Street View' feature throughout the country because they believe it invades people's privacy.

Street View provides close-up photographic views of areas on Google Earth satellite images, and some of those images picture people and their homes along with roads, other buildings and other landscape features.

The group, consisting of Japanese journalists, lawyers and professors, has drafted a petition that demands that Google shut down Street View in Japan.

According to the petition Street View "constitutes violent infringement on citizens' privacy by photographing residential areas, including community roads, and publishing their images without the consent of communities and citizens."

The group also feels that the service invades privacy "more easily, widely, massively and permanently than ordinary cameras and surveillance cameras do."

Google's Japanese unit has responded to complaints made previously by ensuring those concerned that all faces would be blurred and certain images would be removed completely on request.

Yet this doesn't appear to have been enough, most likely because it would take a lot of effort to go through all of the images on Street View to find which ones you didn't want to be shown and then go through Google's complaints procedure in order to get those images removed.

Due to Japan's strict privacy protections, citizens have the right to have any images that they feel invade their privacy removed, so we're guessing that this petition might find favour with Japanese authorities.

Article reprinted in full, original HERE



I used street view to check out my university, it was pretty cool but I can see what they mean about this. It's rather shockingly in-depth, especially for very populated areas.
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Don't know about you guys but most of the images i look at are terrible quality on street view
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I dont understand, how is it any less private than driving down the street?
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heck i found my house in a picture of the area where i live...This google option is neat for crowded areas, like university or shopping center etc, but for residential areas, i don't really see the importance. rep+ for the find.
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Interesting, but I thought these images were very delayed (like a year+)? It's not like you can stream live images and check out where your girlfriend is right now.
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Interesting, but I thought these images were very delayed (like a year+)? It's not like you can stream live images and check out where your girlfriend is right now.
Not YET at least...
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I dont understand, how is it any less private than driving down the street?
This way you can see the street but the street can't see you.
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I dont understand, how is it any less private than driving down the street?
lol yeah really +rep
    
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This way you can see the street but the street can't see you.
hahaha ooooooh I get it
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its not like the street use has a purpose... its a pointless flagship type thing that google has that is really over hyped
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