Google Street Views Faces Privacy Critics in Japan and Greece (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Google is running into problems with privacy advocates in Japan and Greece over its Google Maps feature, Street View. Google plans to re-shoot Street View photographs in the twelve Japanese cities currently available in Street View after privacy complaints. At issue was the fact that Google’s Street View cameras were mounted so high they were shooting over private fences and into Japanese homes. …

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Google Names Former Sony Engineer to Head Japan Ops (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Google has named Koichiro Tsujino, a former head of Sony’s personal computer division, to lead its Japanese operations.

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Google Street View goes live in Australia, Japan (CNET)

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Attention virtual tourists: Australia and Japan now are visible through Google Maps’ Street View service.

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