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Should We Be Worried About Google Street View? Yes We Should

A quick look at Google Street view shows the house. OK, but the number plates of numerous vehicles parked on the drives of the houses along the street is also visible. That’s an easy way for a pissed off schoolkid to find out exactly where a teacher he doesn’t like or a classmate he doesn’t like lives…

How the hell am I supposed to explain the reason for the amendment (blur the number plate or photograph the place while she’s at work) and why it’s a threat to the privacy of my partner and her son in only 255 characters?

What a damn shame that Simon Davies didn’t do anything like this against Phorm. This is the same Simon Davies who is CEO of 80/20 Thinking, which organised an open meeting in April 2007 to discuss Phorm. I was there. The event was filmed. By a professional crew and by another attendee who posted his footage online. The professional footage is still “unavailable” at the time of writing this.

Where is that video footage Simon?

I’d hate to suggest that there’s a slight confusion over priorities here but that is my perception. Wiretap all internet connections and you are God’s noblest of creatures yet take photos of public areas and you’re Satan incarnate?

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