Latest Thing To Blame On Google? Koi Thieves

from the time-to-blur-the-koi-ponds dept

It seems these days you can try to blame just about anything on Google. The latest? Koi thieves. Yes, the highly sought after colorful fish are apparently disappearing at a higher-than-normal clip, including from some decently secluded koi ponds. Thus, the police have decided that it must be the fault of Google Earth, allowing the dastardly carp criminals to scout out their targets. Google, for its part, points out that Google Earth merely presents publicly available satellite imagery via its app, suggesting, correctly, that it's a bit unfair to blame Google just because Google presents the same data in a way that others could find elsewhere.

Filed Under: blame, google earth, koi
Companies: google


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    Anonymous Coward, 1 Jul 2009 @ 9:26pm

    Re: Re: #4

    The owner sold the property at the high end of the market, cashed out and retired to a foreign country. Also what can you do when someone rents an apartment with fake ID and false employment information, but then pay their rent in full and on time every month? The long-time tenants, including me, saw the pond fishing and the other behaviors, but it became a matter of our word against the newcomers. I chose to move.

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