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Residents concerned about the public nature of Google Street View images might want to consider moving house. This is the latest suggestion to come from loose-lipped Google boss, Eric Schmidt.
In August he also suggested teens could change their names when they reached adulthood to avoid earlier indiscretions, and his latest comments come just as the company is seeking to reassure the public that it takes the matter of personal privacy very seriously.
In an interview with CNN, Schmidt spoke of the public reaction to the camera-mounted vehicles which photograph houses around the world. “Street View, we drive exactly once . . . So, you can just move, right?â€

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/...026-171jo.html
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Google is getting out of control. Their arrogance is what really annoys me. I don't have a problem with google street view so much but the logging and profiling of everybody and their web usage is pretty creepy. People need to start shadowing the CEOs of google and make them feel like they have absolutely no privacy so they can get a taste of their own medicine.
    
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Eh, Street View is awesome and people are being whiny B's. Its not like your house is private and that anyone with a map can't get a representation of it, or can't just drive past it and see it.
Street View is the wrong thing to get upset over.
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Eh, Street View is awesome and people are being whiny B's. Its not like your house is private and that anyone with a map can't get a representation of it, or can't just drive past it and see it.
Street View is the wrong thing to get upset over.
I agree and disagree.

I agree because what you see in google street view is what you see if you just drive down the road, anyone can look at your house anyway, but I disagree, because there should always be an option to opt out, even if it is paranoia.
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Eh, Street View is awesome and people are being whiny B's.
This. Street view is so freakin' awesome!
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I agree and disagree.

I agree because what you see in google street view is what you see if you just drive down the road, anyone can look at your house anyway, but I disagree, because there should always be an option to opt out, even if it is paranoia.
You should be able to what, opt out of having a picture taken of your home? There is no reasonable expectation of privacy to the exterior of your house. Anyone can photograph it all they want as long as they aren't entering your yard or peeping inside. If they tried to make a law suggesting there IS an expectation of privacy to the exterior of your home, we'd have to start arresting people if they look at someone else's home or take a picture that has a house in the background. It would be a bit much.

That being said google is getting a bit arrogant, but I think we all knew that was bound to happen as the company got more powerful
    
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Where is the money?
The residents should demand millions because google photograph their property.
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There is quite a few occupations out there that need privacy (mine included) and this is becoming considerably more difficult in the "information age".

People need to realize that not all of us work in a restaurant or office environment and perhaps we deserve/need a level of privacy that others are not familiar with.

Its one thing to take a picture of a house, its another to post it for the world to see and give exact details of its location.

Its not a matter of it being in violation of any given law, its a matter of both courtesy and security.
Edited by Woundingchaney - 10/26/10 at 2:57am
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Its one thing to take a picture of a house, its another to post it for the world to see and give exact details of its location.
It is exactly like a map, just with real pictures. It makes no difference. If someone is caught in an embarrasing situation i would understand, and i believe google has acted on a few occasions.
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Thank god my house was still under construction when their car drove past.
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