Which Is The Bigger Privacy Invasion: Google Street View Images Or Major Newspaper Reprinting Those Images?
from the just-wondering... dept
Last week there was quite an uproar in the UK over how Google’s Street View offering was somehow a violation of privacy, despite the images being taken out in public. Also, Google was quite quick in removing any questionable images as soon as they were brought to Google’s attention. Yet, in true Streisand Effect fashion, the uproar and the removals has only led to much more focus on those very images. Reader Steve Cook points out that, in fanning the flames of the so-called “privacy violation,” The Daily Mail has reprinted a bunch of the “questionable” images which Google had already deleted. So, in creating a privacy uproar about it, now those images are more popular than they would have been if people had just left it alone.