Google's Street View

Andre Kesteloot andre.kesteloot at
Tue Aug 14 15:59:25 CDT 2007

Marketplace of Ideas: Are Google Maps Too Close for Comfort?
Google recently unveiled a free map service called Street View, which 
shows ground-level views of specific locations. Type in an address, and 
you can zoom in on a photo of that site and whatever is there--a house, 
parked cars, or even people. The service has stirred up concerns over 
loss of privacy, with some worried that their address, their car's license 
plate, or even their face will show up online. For example, the site has 
shown women sunbathing on a school campus. Google says the photos 
are taken in public locations, so they're no different from what someone 
would see walking down the street. What do you think of Google's Street 
View service? Weigh in at <mailto:institute at>

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