Google Street View Leads Cops to Abducted Girl


Google Street View has been on the radar of privacy advocates and has had its fair share of legal run-ins with them. But many of them might just undergo a change of heart after being told that cops in Massachussetes solved a kidnapping case using Google Street View . Although it is too early to say whether it will remain an isolated incident or become a precedent, the story is truly amazing.

When cops were trying to find the whereabouts of a 9-year old girl, who had been abducted by her granny, they were able to trace the coordinates of her phone to a location in Virginia. They then came up with an ingenious plan of identifying possible hideouts in that area using Google Street View.

Local cops were soon dispatched to a suspected hideout, where they found that technology had not disappointed them.

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