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#Street View

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Which Irish town is this? Street View

Quiz: Which Irish town is this?

Do you know your towns?

From TheJournal.ie These remote Irish spots are about to make it to Google Street View Would You Look

These remote Irish spots are about to make it to Google Street View

Google is lending its Google Trekker to Fáilte Ireland (nice of them…).

From TheJournal.ie Apple is going to send a fleet of vehicles to drive around Dublin soon Vroom Vroom

Apple is going to send a fleet of vehicles to drive around Dublin soon

The vehicles will collect data to help improve Apple Maps, and could result in it launching its own version of Google Street View.

Someone drew a willy on the Google Street View car's camera

In Australia, obviously.

From TheJournal.ie Google opts for Camel View to help capture Arabian desert Street View

Google opts for Camel View to help capture Arabian desert

The company’s street view service now allows you to tour the Liwa desert, one of the largest oases.

This dog may have gotten in the way of a Google Street View car...

The images were captured and uploaded onto Google Street View in Chile.

From TheJournal.ie This dog may have gotten in the way of a Google Street View car... Oh No!

This dog may have gotten in the way of a Google Street View car...

The images were captured and uploaded onto Google Street View in Chile.

Two guys faked an axe murder in front of the Google Street View car

… and accidentally sparked a police investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Google Street View update lets you travel back in time* No DeLorean Needed

Google Street View update lets you travel back in time*

*Travel as far back as 2007, that is.

16 bizarre sights captured by Google Earth in Ireland

Well, that was unexpected.

From TheJournal.ie Google lets users create their own Street View locations DIY Maps

Google lets users create their own Street View locations

Anyone with an Android phone or Digital SLR camera can upload their own Street View images onto Google Maps.

Cheating man gets snared via Russia's answer to Google Maps

You’d want to be careful when those sneaky camera cars are around.

Man seen on Street View urinating in garden sues Google

There’s no such thing as privacy anymore…

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Google Street View updates Dublin images...and the employees lend a hand Google This post contains videos

Google Street View updates Dublin images...and the employees lend a hand

All 2,000 of the company’s Dublin staff took to the streets to pose and wave for the Street View car.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Wednesday Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie The Google street view trike that captured tourist hotspots revealed Google Trike

The Google street view trike that captured tourist hotspots revealed

Google’s staff have been busy pedalling all over the world to capture some well known tourist attractions.

From TheJournal.ie Brazil, Antarctica and Ireland: Street View in pictures Google This post contains images

Brazil, Antarctica and Ireland: Street View in pictures

Browse three continents before lunch.

From TheJournal.ie Google Street View launches in Ireland Google

Google Street View launches in Ireland

The service will offer users panoramic view of Irish towns, cities and rural areas.

GERMANY HAS vowed to take a hard line on Google’s Street View operation, following an overwhelmingly negative public reaction to the project.

Street View is a mapping system that provides internet users with panoramic views of various streets across the world. The project has seen Google teams traverse the globe in a mission to capture images.

The company has, however, provided special privacy options unique for German citizens – allowing people to object about pictures of their homes being published online before they appear.

Despite Google vowing to respect privacy requests submitted by people who are uncomfortable with their homes being photographed, the German government has warned that it will step in if its citizens feel the company is invading their privacy.

Although the project has come under fire in several European countries, surveillance is viewed with particular suspicion by many in Germany – a country that still bears the scars of the Nazi’s Gestapo and East Germany’s  Stasi secret police, whose brutal activities still exist in living memory.

Google has launched plans to allow users block pictures of their properties. In a statement, Google said:

Renters or owners can apply to have their building made unrecognisable before the pictures are published online.

Even a single objection from a household with multiple members will result in Google removing the image.

The proposal follows more than two years of negotiations and delays on the Street View project in Germany.

Criticism

Critics have been scornful of Google’s choice to launch the pictures during the summer months, at a time when many Germans may be away on holidays. They suggest that a hotline be set up for those wanting to complain.

Others have applauded Google’s attempts to provide accommodate objections, pointing out that users had the ability to opt out of having their houses shown for over a year by getting in touch via mail, email or fax.

However, some privacy experts just don’t accept that Google is doing enough: Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, an Austrian professor and the director of the Information and Innovation Policy Research Center at the National University of Singapore said:

I think their concern is justified because there is simply no historical precedent for making this many images available and of providing the world with this much transparency.

Images of Germany’s 20 largest cities, including Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Bonn, will be available by the end of this year.