by Mike Masnick
Wed, Dec 9th 2009 9:21pm
Via Blaise we learn of a musician in Saskatoon, who heard that Google was going to be adding Saskatoon to its "Street View" efforts, and decided he was going to figure out a way to promote himself via Google Street View. He bought a sign with his band's name, and kept it in his car. He told all his friends to be on the lookout for the Google Street View car, and to alert him, but he actually spotted it himself while eating lunch one day. After following it around for a bit, he figured out the pattern the car was driving in, and set himself up a little ways ahead and was photographed. He dashed ahead again, and got photographed a second time as well:
But here's the thing: his face is blurred out due to pressure from various governments to "protect" people's privacy from Google Street View. So this raises an obvious question: what do you do if you want to be seen on Google Street View, rather than blurred, and your government has taken away that ability?
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Thomas Goolnik Really Wants To Be Forgotten: Google Disappears Our Post About His Right To Be Forgotten Request
- Microsoft Retrofitting Windows 7, 8.1 With Windows 10's Privacy-Invading 'Features'
- Canadian Police Chiefs: 'RESOLVED: The Warrant Requirement For ISP Subscriber Data Makes Our Job Harder. Please Fix.'
- As India Goes After Google, A Simple Question: Do You Really Want Governments Deciding Search Results?
- City of San Jose Looking To Attach Automatic License Plate Readers To Garbage Trucks