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#744142 - 05/31/07 09:43 PM Google Maps Street View & Privacy
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Google Maps recently launched a new "Street View" feature that shows you 360 degree views as if you're standing in the middle of the street. These are actual photos showing actual stuff on the street, including people going about their business. In some cases, you can even see into windows of buildings.

Some are concerned about the privacy problems this creates.

Looking for Personal Google Maps Street View Images

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#744148 - 05/31/07 09:46 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy buggs
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Apparently they got a shot of ET phoning home too!

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#744216 - 05/31/07 11:24 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Bimmer
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How funny. Now I can check up on the cats when I am away.
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#744270 - 06/01/07 12:28 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy CRAatBOK
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Big Brother is watching you.

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#744275 - 06/01/07 12:31 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Creditcop
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I doubt they would send anyone out to get photos of the woods, the fields, the swamp, the deer, the turtles, oh yeah my house...
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#744287 - 06/01/07 12:47 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Nanwa
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see.....this is just like the cameras on top of the stoplights...no, I'm not paranoid, and I dont have anything to hide but I dont like the way this makes me feel like I am always being watched!!

Where is Ron - I am sure he will have comments on this....

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#744299 - 06/01/07 12:59 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy anon2006
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Just as long as you are not using it to peek into my windows QB!

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#744302 - 06/01/07 01:00 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Comp Guy No More
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Originally Posted By: Comp Guy
Just as long as you are not using it to peek into my windows QB!


NO ONE wants to see into your windows, CG!! They'd be scarred for life!!!

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#744303 - 06/01/07 01:00 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Comp Guy No More
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I've already been peeking into your windows - you just havent seen me. LOLOAD

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#744308 - 06/01/07 01:06 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy anon2006
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I saw you, I just liked showing off!

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#744345 - 06/01/07 01:38 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Nanwa
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It wouldn't let me get to street level in my little town. See, another reason to live in a small town!
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#744887 - 06/01/07 06:41 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Sandy Beech
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Originally Posted By: mag&moo
Originally Posted By: Comp Guy
Just as long as you are not using it to peek into my windows QB!


NO ONE wants to see into your windows, CG!! They'd be scarred for life!!!


How did I miss this little dig?!?!?! Good one!

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#744890 - 06/01/07 06:43 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Comp Guy No More
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Originally Posted By: Comp Guy
Originally Posted By: mag&moo
Originally Posted By: Comp Guy
Just as long as you are not using it to peek into my windows QB!


NO ONE wants to see into your windows, CG!! They'd be scarred for life!!!


How did I miss this little dig?!?!?! Good one!


Glad you were able to wake up for a moment CG. Did we disturb you??

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#744900 - 06/01/07 06:47 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Sandy Beech
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Yeah! I have actually been working on a review today!

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#744903 - 06/01/07 06:48 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Comp Guy No More
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LOLoad!!!! Comp Guy made a funny!!!!!!

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#744921 - 06/01/07 06:55 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Bagweaver
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Originally Posted By: Bagweaver
It wouldn't let me get to street level in my little town. See, another reason to live in a small town!


Don't feel so bad...I live in a pretty big city and it didn't let me go anywhere near my street either. But it did let me go down to the expressway - what does anyone expect to see on an expressway other than cars and traffic is beyond me.
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#744942 - 06/01/07 07:00 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Sandy Beech
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Originally Posted By: mag&moo
LOLoad!!!! Comp Guy made a funny!!!!!!


Just curious, I'm pretty familiar with most of the internet/chat abbreviations )lol, lmao, etc.) but what is LOLoad??

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#745029 - 06/01/07 07:40 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Bagweaver
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Originally Posted By: Bagweaver
It wouldn't let me get to street level in my little town. See, another reason to live in a small town!

I think it only works in San Francisco and New York at this time. In order to get the shots they have folks drive up and down the streets in a car equipped with a special camera mounted on a pole above the roof of the car. The picture I saw of the photo-car was a black VW Beetle. I'm sure it takes a lot of time to drive all the streets and program the integration with Google Maps. It may be awhile before they come to your town.

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#745034 - 06/01/07 07:42 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy OkieOps
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Originally Posted By: NancyC
Originally Posted By: mag&moo
LOLoad!!!! Comp Guy made a funny!!!!!!


Just curious, I'm pretty familiar with most of the internet/chat abbreviations )lol, lmao, etc.) but what is LOLoad??


I just learned it here yesterday, NancyC. Apparently someone here was trying to type LOLoud and made a typo. And since everyone here pounced on that, it is now the BOL version of LOL.

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#745105 - 06/01/07 08:05 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy Sandy Beech
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Thanks Mag&Moo! I could not figure it out.

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#745139 - 06/01/07 08:24 PM Re: Google Maps Street View & Privacy OkieOps
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