Google Maps Street Views Privacy Concerns Hits Home

Jul 29, 2008 - 8:35 am 0 by
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Google Maps Street View feature has always been on the to-do list of privacy advocates. Over a year ago, Google gave us a way to report images to be removed from Google Street Views. Tamar did a great job walking us through the Report Inappropriate Image feature in Google Maps. Does it work? I am not sure - but I suspect it does. We do know it doesn't work too well with Google images.

In any event, it is a bit funny when these privacy issues actual hit home and impact one of us. By us, I mean the SEM industry and specifically a well-known and respected journalist in the industry. Greg Sterling, journalist at Search Engine Land and quoted all over the place, wrote at his blog StreetView Now Shows My Driveway. That street views picture shows his two cars in his driveway! Yes, the license plates are blurred out but still.

Greg said, "now the joke is on me" and it is.

Here is a video on how to remove images from Street Views, I do wonder how long it normally takes:

Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.

 

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