Livid Villagers Drive Google Street View Car Out of British Village

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AnnaCo

I guess there is no more privacy in the world. Think of all these hidden and unhidden cameras hanging everywhere. Sometimes I use Google views and Google maps for virtual travelling. iphone app maken

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AnnaCo

I guess there is no more privacy in the world. Think of all these hidden and unhidden cameras hanging everywhere. Sometimes I use Google views and Google maps for virtual travelling. iphone app maken

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zacsifac

I find this pretty funny, these people actually believe that someone is going to use street view to watch their house? Also they kind of have failed at camouflaging the camera on top of the car, they could've avoid all this.

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dinny

Sooner or later this had to happen. Not everyone loves Google street view and for good reasons. Not even the camouflage car covers can't save these cars from being observed, it didn't take long for those villagers to find it, did it?

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pauls

I saw a google streets car a few weeks ago it was a 2011 ford edge. I wonder if people use their cars or how that works. I'm surprised Google doesn't just buy a bunch of hybrids and sell local ad space on them.

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big_montana

Irregardless is an adverb meaning regardless. I see that irregardless is in more modern dictionaries as non-standard and one online dictionary says that it is used instead of the correct word, regardless, in casual speech and writing and sometimes even by more educated people even though it’s considered to be a grammar faux-pas.

As I like to say, irregardless is not a word regardless of its presence in the dictionary—period.

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Tekzel

I know I am late coming to this particular argument, but I just hate seeing "that isn't a word" being used.  What is a word?  Its a series of letters that conveys an idea or concept.  Did you know what he meant by "irregardless"?  I sure did.  Thus, it is a word.  "Aint" is a word too.  You may not agree with their usage, but they are words.  I would be willing to bet you use a lot of "non-words" every day, like slang. 

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Keith E. Whisman

You know that would almost be fun looking up non-words like irregardless and using those words in our posts just to piss people off.

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dankers

Accribits?

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nekollx

to quote Ambush Bug

 

"ADVANTAGEOUS!" 

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jcollins

What I think is ironic is that this is one of the countries with the most surveillance (CC cameras practically everywhere).

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I Jedi

Wow. He does make a good point.

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Keith E. Whisman

Another thing that bothers me is, at least here in the USA, as a private citizen I have the right to drive on any road in the United States. As long as the road is open for traffic I can drive my car on it. If any other private citizen tries to keep me from this it is a violation of my civil rights as long as I have proper driving privilages and my car is properly licensed, insured and registered. I pay my tolls on toll ways and obey the laws nobody can tell me I can't be there. And I have the right to take pictures of anything from the public streets. If I see a house from the street or sidewalk I can take a picture of it and if any other private citizen or official tries to stop me it will be a violation of my civil liberties. I have the right to take a picture of anything and anyone from the public streets that can be seen from the sidewalks and public streets. 

I believe that the laws in the UK are very similar and if I was the one kicked out of that town I would start a lawsuit.

When law enforcement got involved I would have instructed the cops that I was merely taking pictures from the streets and these citizens were violating my civil liberties. I would have instructed the cop to please protect me from the mob and allow me to carry on actively enjoying my civil liberties.

 

Keith Out. 

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lovercathi

I'm not sure if you are allowed to drive on every road even if they are open for traffic. I'm not all knowing but this seems to be a bit much for a statement. MINI MD

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ApoX-911

What you explained is an account of you as just what you say you are. a private citizen. These are employees for a foreign-based corporation taking pictures to be used and possibly distributed in a product they develop and release publicly. Albeit free or not free there still should be some licensing involved.

If ask.com wanted a picture of my house for their search engine frontpage, they cant just walk up and take it without notifying anybody. Consent must be provided.

Of course, this is all based on the USA laws. 

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Keith E. Whisman

Actually anyone taking a picture for pay or not can take a picture of anything from public property and that is the sidewalk and street. This is why photographers from around the world can take pictures of actors and people of notoriaty and their homes and property without any kind of license. And these photographers make lots of money based on the picture. There is a show on tv that goes into actors faces all the time. I can't remember the name but they have that right. What can be viewed from public streets and sidewalks can be photographed and sold or printed for profit without license or recourse. That is law here in the USA. If a photographers walks onto your property and takes a picture of you, then you can have them criminally trespassed and request to make a criminal trespass complaint and goto court for the destruction of all photos taken while commiting a crime. Trespassing is a crime.

Basically if you don't want any pictures of your property on the internet, on tv or in a news paper and magazine then I suggest you build a tall wall and you'll need a permit for that.

If I run into you in a mall I can take your picture without your permission and print it in magazines and newspapers and put it on tv and you can't do anything about it as long as I do not say anything that can hold me lible.

You do not have the right to personal privacy in public. This was done to protect reporters and photographers that were getting sued for taking pictures.

If you don't believe me then look it up. I'm sure it's the same way in the UK and France to protect the press. 

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SEALBoy

Here's the irony in the situation:

 This story has been on a lot of major news networks. If they weren't gonna get robbed before, they're sure as hell gonna get robbed now.

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jcollins

From what I understand, there have been multiple robberies in that area recently already.

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Keith E. Whisman

A thief is going to break in and steal anything they want with or without Google. They will case a target and take their own pictures if needed. This is like banning guns because criminals use guns to kill and comit other crimes. If only a couple people in that office had a gun on themselves as every american should carry a gun the murder spree today in New York would have had far fewer casualties. I'm not afraid of the google car because thieves are going to steal irregardless of what you do. 

I guess they are going to start blaiming google and gun manufacturers for all the crimes in our cities.  

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dankers

All due respect, irregardless isn't a word.

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Keith E. Whisman

Sure looks like a word to me... It's got letters and stuff that form a word and here is it's wiki page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irregardless

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dankers

It is generally listed in dictionaries as "incorrect" or "nonstandard".

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pepper_roni

if someone really wanted to steal somthing they would simply walk to town, scout out and take a few pics...... what crimminal would waste the time with googles old photos

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shellpc

This Guy - http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/british_entrepreneurlooter_uses_google_maps_identify_targets

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ArrecBarrwin

I agree.  If thieves really wanted to break into a house, they certainly wouldnt rely on google Streetview to plan their escape.  Anything that can be seen by the Streetview camera can be seen by anyone walking down the street, so stop whining, will ya?

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mesiah

Contagious paranoia like this just blows my mind. Do these morons actually beleive that someone is going to use streetview to case their house? If they wanted surveilance they would come and take pictures themselves. And if they think people are going to use it to spot the most expensive houses to break into.... there are better ways then going through streetview images. The human race never ceases to disapoint me.

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n0ctis

That small town also has the right to be left the hell alone.

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Vegan

Call the police? They have every right to take those pictures, they're certainly not filming anything that isn't already being filmed in that country.

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nekollx

what i find funny is there are PROVEN cases where Google Maps HELPEd police catch criminals.

 

And there is nothing stopping a crook who wants tocase the join brining a digital disposiable camera.

 

So really their just HURTING local athorities 

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mooch

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