Google Street View's Privacy Flaws Demonstrated... with Google Street View
While Google continues to swear up and down that its Street View feature is not intrusive to users' privacy, the National Legal and Policy Center spent half an hour compiling street views of top Google execs' houses and cars... license plates and everything. The article below links to a PDF of the group's findings, but the bottom line is that Street View definitely eliminates your privacy.
"There is no better evidence that individual privacy simply does not exist in Google’s world than by the chilling amount of detailed visual information Google now collects on all of us, information that any Internet user can now compile in a dossier in less than 30 minutes," reads a canned statement from Ken Boehm, Chariman of National Legal and Policy Center. "The fact that every American is now subject to this type of scrutiny with the click of a mouse is frightening."
"Perhaps in Google’s world, privacy does not exist, but in the real world, individual privacy is fundamentally important and is being chipped away bit by bit every day by companies like Google," says Boehm. "Google’s hypocrisy is breathtaking."