I recently spent time revisiting childhood homes via Google Maps and Street View and found it fascinating. Not everyone, however, is as enthusiastic about the service as I am.
Residents challenge Google camera
Angry residents in Milton Keynes blocked the driver of a Google Street View car when he started taking photographs of their homes.
Police were called to Broughton after residents staged the protest, accusing Google of invading their privacy and “facilitating crime”.
Councillor John Bint told the BBC the camera mounted on a car was intrusive and people should have been consulted.
Google said it observed UK law and only filmed from public areas.
The company also said it had consulted various police forces and provided the means for residents to have their home removed from the service.
The WebUrbanist has more about some interesting images captured by the Street View camera.
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