January 02, 2008

Google Street View driving down-under in New Zealand

From down-under, The NZ Herald is reporting that team Google is driving th streets (likely in Auckland) gathering imagery for use in the popular and sometimes controversial "Street View". In the article the reporter notes in length the issues and concerns that people are having with Street View.. no doubt this will result in a few emails from Kiwis being sent to Google HQ. From the get-go the article quickly pointed out the following to readers... Images of partially clothed sunbathing women, a man entering an adult bookshop and another a strip club, and one being arrested, sparked debate over what should be public and what should stay private.
On the plus side, they do finish off with a note that the data is indeed good for the tourism business... see more HERE

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