April 12, 2009

Despite Concerns, Google Street View Expands to England

Google Street View -- the application that allows you to virtually walk down many streets in the United States by viewing millions of photographs of homes, people and cars -- has moved to England. Although hundreds of people have already raised privacy concerns, the British government information commissioner has ruled that the service is not a threat to personal privacy.

All of these concerns have been raised over the past few years in the United States. Several sites have popped up on the Internet, advising on how you can remove your personal information -- photos of your car, house, etc. -- from Street View.

Despite the concerns and challenges, Google has by-and-large prevailed. Street View continues to grow.

The Internet has given us unprecedented access to information in moments. The trade-off is that we live in an increasingly public world, with our privacy diminished.

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