by Mike Masnick
Tue, Dec 21st 2010 7:02pm
A woman in Japan is apparently suing Google for "psychological distress," after she discovered that the Street View image of her home displayed some of her underwear that she had hung out to dry on a clothesline. She claims that when she found this image, it made her fear that she would be a victim of a sex crime (does she not realize that nearly everyone has underwear?) and she started to fear that "everything she was doing throughout the day was being secretly recorded." Uh yeah. Hopefully the judge tosses this out pretty quickly, or soon you'll have lots of people purposely hanging their underwear in their front yards in order to sue Google and demand compensation. Here's a tip: maybe next time, if you're so worried about this, don't hang your underwear where a car driving by on the street can see it.
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