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My mommy mother is a marketing executive for a high-end sporting attire company (my favorite team is the Bulls...) and she had the people in charge of personnel security at the firm make Google remove our home from the Google Map view.

#winning


Ok? Anyone can request an image to be removed themselves.
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personally i love streetview and have no issues with my house (well apt) being on it. but i can definitely understand why some people might.
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Wow. I usually hate the idea of pictures of me and my stuffs but I don't mind this. Of course they flew by my house at 60mph so there are only like 3 pics that you can see my house in and they're all relatively blurry. : )

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What is Street View?
Never used Google Maps
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best thing about a gated community is that they can only see the top of my house
Satellites can still zoom in from up above in pretty good clarity

Personally, I don't think you have a right to privacy from the outside. The entire earth should at least be mapped by satellite without any blackouts. You can't stop someone from looking down at your house when flying above.

Reminds me of the Streisand effect:

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...singer and actress, citing privacy violations, unsuccessfully sued photographer Kenneth Adelman and Pictopia.com for US$50 million in an attempt to have an aerial photograph of her mansion removed from the publicly available collection of 12,000 California coastline photographs.[1][3][4] Adelman said that he was photographing beachfront property to document coastal erosion as part of the government sanctioned and commissioned California Coastal Records Project.[5]

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^^^
Considering the direction that Striesand's career took after Yentl - she really needs the $50 extra large to keep that dope house going.

Like, by the time the photos are actually posted - my laptop, which was sitting on the back seat of my car, has long been brought into the house. Criminals aren't scoping out Street View, well, unless they can steal a laptop and scam some free WiFi in a driveby. I think it is pretty cool - it helps when going somewhere and getting the lay of the land, and to see what destination buildings look like.

Google Earth is cool because I was able to verify that the planter and sidewalk I built in the backyard was "square" to the fenceline.

The dude I work with doesn't like it, because the day they drove down his street, his wife was gardening, so all you see is her nasty super-sized butt.
post #16 of 17
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Personally, I don't think you have a right to privacy from the outside. The entire earth should at least be mapped by satellite without any blackouts.
You can't stop someone from looking down at your house when flying above.
Of course, but with Street View you can, on some of the pics, get a good look into someones house. That is why Google put in the option to have your house removed from it.

Fitting quote No. 1:

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i dunno about you guys, but i use street view to plan robberies all the time
    
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post #17 of 17
Different countries have different views of privacy. I could care less if they take a picture from the street or sky of where I live but thats just me.

BTW Neck-beards ftw.
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