Google Street View Gets Down to Businesses (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, August 28th, 2009

You’re going out for a few drinks before dinner. You have the bar’s address but you’ve never been in the neighborhood. What does the place look like? The Street View feature in Google Maps is always a helpful method of scoping out a business’s fašade. But sometimes the image is dark and blurry and you’re not quite sure what you’re looking at. An update to Google Street View drops an …

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Swiss official tells Google to erase street views (AP via Yahoo! News)

Monday, August 24th, 2009

A Swiss government official is demanding that Google Inc. immediately take off the Internet any “Street View” images of Switzerland, and the company said Monday it would work to resolve problems with the privacy rights regulator.

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Ex-Beatle Battles Google Street View…and Wins! (E! Online via Yahoo! News)

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

“Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?” Sure, as long as you’re not talking about photographing my house. That, in essence, is what Paul McCartney told Google Street View about including his London mansion in the 360-degree, zoomable Web application. The music legend’s security concerns were quickly addressed, according to news reports.

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Ex-Beatle Battles Google Street View…and Wins! (E! Online)

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

“Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?” Sure, as long as you’re not talking about photographing my house. That, in essence, is what Paul McCartney told Google Street View about including…

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Germany demands better privacy protection from Google (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

German authorities demanded Wednesday that US Internet giant Google bolster its privacy protection measures before it offers pictures of German city streets on its popular Street View service.

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Google Threatened With Sanctions Over Photo Mapping Service in Germany (New York Times)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The Street View feature offered in Google Maps runs afoul of Germany?s strict privacy laws.

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Google Street View blacked out in Greece (CNN)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Internet giant Google has been stopped from gathering images in Greek cities for its Street View service until it provides further guarantees about privacy.

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UK Group Refuses to Shut Down Google Street View (PC Magazine via Yahoo! News)

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Britain’s privacy watchdog has rejected calls to shut down Google’s “Street View” service after complaints it was intrusive.

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UK watchdog rejects Google Street complaints (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Britain’s privacy watchdog has rejected calls to shut down Google’s “Street View” service after complaints it was intrusive.

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Google removes street images over privacy complaints (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Friday, March 20th, 2009

US software giant Google said Friday it had removed several images from its Street View software, which allows web surfers to view parts of 25 British cities, after users raised privacy concerns.

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