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Monday, 4 August 2008


I've blogged before on issues surrounding online privacy. As more of our daily lives are conducted online, there are increasing concerns about the protection of our personal information on the internet.

But now Google's latest venture, Street View, seems to be blurring the boundaries between online and offline privacy.

Google has been sending a car around the streets of the capital to capture detailed photos of the surrounding area. These photos can then be viewed online along with Google's detailed maps. The photos show people going about their business, along with images of peoples' houses and cars, although Google have said they will blur faces and number plates.

What do you think? Does Street View represent a threat to your privacy? Would you be happy to have photos of you or your home uploaded? Or is this a useful technology to let us get a feel for a new place?

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