Angry British villagers swarm to thwart Google Street View Driver

Harangued about the "invasion of privacy."

Residents of a British village formed a human chain to block the entry of a Google Street View car with a 360-degree camera on its roof, reports the Times of London. Alarmed that the images could be used by burglars, citizens of Broughton harangued the driver about the “invasion of privacy.” The driver yielded to their demands and, for now, the town remains off Google Street View. The service, introduced in Britain last month, gives 360-degree views of the biggest cities, allowing people to take virtual tours from their computers or mobile phones. But it has also raised privacy concerns, with people being caught unawares in various compromising positions. Privacy International, a pressure group, has begun legal action against the company in an effort to bring down the mapping service.

Times Online

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