Google Street View Leads Cops to Abducted Girl

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gtholder

Obviously the 2 posters at the bottom have not been informed as to how google street view actually works.  There are not "cameras every where" it isn't "live surveillance" it is a car with a camera mounted at head level that someone drives down the street recording still images.  In any given neighborhod this MAY happen a handful of times a year. 

What the cops did was utilize the cell phone location information to reduce a search area down to just a couple blocks.  Then they started punching in address into googlemaps, to see what was there and eliminate places that were obviously not conducive to hiding a kidnapped little girl. 

3345 elm?  lets see whats there... loads up street view for that address,  looks like a 7/11, that goes to the bottom of the list to search.  4100 Elm... an abandoned warehouse? Lets get a squad car over there to keep an eye on the place. Mind you these pictures could be anywhere from a day to several months old.  It isn't "big brother" watching your every move.

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Antilogic81

I don't see what all the hubbub is about with privacy...it blurs out plates on cars and faces on people. It doesn't go into apartment complexes either. All in all, this kind of info is no more invading privacy then it is for me to look out of my window and see the outside. The distance of which I can see is only greater.

 

Now if this allowed you to see inside the walls of residenses or the trunk of your car...then we have a problem, but seeing as how the imagery isn't all clear, and thus even an open window is no less revealing than a shuttered one. I don't think there is much to worry about.

The iphone is more revealing of your whereabouts than street view is. And I can't tell you how awesome it is to see an apartment's exterior before you drive over there...if you don't like how the entry gate is all banged up, and mangled...you just saved yourself some gas by not going out on a needless trip.

 

And the link is forbidden...

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opulent_rigs

My Apologies

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jikins999

Not so loud, big brother goog is watching!

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maniacm0nk3y

Google is not taking away anything this time, but indirectly gave away good.

Cameras are fine the way they are, at least in my town. Just in important buildings and such. Google Earth is the closest view for me for being watched. Anything closer is breaking it.

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hogkill

link is dead.  also what are hideouts and how many of these cameras are there that they would be able to monitor all areas the grandmother may have gone too?

and no i havent had a change of heart. for all we know that grandmother was trying to get her away from her abusive parents.  even if that wasnt the case, cameras everywhere is not a good idea.

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