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Google’s street cameras are watching you

Controversial street view feature has the privacy commissioner watching Google


 

In several major Canadian cities, you may soon notice bizarre-looking vans with multiple cameras on top taking pictures of your neighbourhood. With Google’s controversial street view feature about to launch in Canada, the company’s vans are prowling the streets collecting images to allow someone using Google Maps or Google Earth to see a real street or building, or take a virtual tour of a neighbourhood. The office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has expressed concerns with the service and says they are in discussions with Google over its concerns.

Ottawa Citizen


 
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