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Google given 35 days to delete Street View wi-fi data

Google has been given 35 days to delete any remaining data it collected ‘mistakely’ from its Street View mapping service.

24/06/2013  |  Full story...

Google fined €145,000 for German Street View privacy breach

German regulators have fined Google for collecting massive amounts of personal data including emails, passwords and photos illegally via its Street View mapping service.

23/04/2013  |  Full story...

Tesco begins Street View Easter egg hunt

Tesco has launched an online Easter egg hunt, using Google Street View technology to allow players to explore their local streets to find virtual Easter eggs.

25/03/2013  |  Full story...

Video viral of the week: Google car wreck hoax gets small book shop 300% more visits

This clever little marketing campaign created a 13% sales boost for a small book shop in Switzerland. With more travel research being conducted online, the Travel Book Shop highlighted the limits of the internet with a video showing a crashed Google Streetview car- generating plenty of buzz in the process. See why it’s our video viral of the week below…

20/02/2013  |  Full story...

Google denies killing donkey with Streetview car

Trying to stay true to its mantra of ‘Don’t be Evil’, Google has assured web users that no animals were harmed in the making of its maps, after a picture surfaced on the web showing a donkey lying on the side of a road next to a Streetview car. The search engine giant was forced to issue the denial saying the animal was simply enjoying a dust bath.

18/01/2013  |  Full story...

Streetview and data protection: France fines Google for privacy breach

France is the latest market where the consumer data protection issues surrounding Streetview have caused controversy. This week the French data protection agency fined the Google €100k for the unauthorised collection of consumer data through wi-fi networks. Find out why data protection fines are getting larger…


24/03/2011  |  Full story...

Google offers virtual art gallery tours with Street View

Google has launched a new site that offers virtual tours using Street View technology, the ability to build private collections and ultra-high resolution images. The site, simply called 'Art Project', currently includes 17 museums, offering 360 degree images of selected rooms. So far 385 rooms are navigable, with more to be added soon. Each Museum involved also chose one artwork to be photographed using "gigapixel" photo capturing technology, resulting in an image on the computer containing seven billion pixels and providing detail not visible to the naked eye.


02/02/2011  |  Full story...

Google finally launches Street View in Germany… with added privacy features

Google has launched the first pedestrian-eye view of Germany’s streets as part of Street View service, following months of wrangling over privacy. The first town to be mapped on the service is Oberstaufen, in Bavaria.

Germany is the first country to have negotiated with Google to allow citizens to opt out before the service goes live. Almost 250,000 Germans have requested that their properties be pixellated in the final imagery. But in a recent blog on the German roll-out the search giant warned that it would not be able to respond to all requests immediately.


04/11/2010  |  Full story...

Google admits to copying email and Wi-Fi passwords from Steet View cars

Google has admitted to copying household computer passwords and emails while gathering images using its Street View cameras, adding that it is determined to learn lessons from the mistake.

Google collected information from wireless networks while its vehicles drove around residential streets taking photographs for its Street View mapping product, which launched in 2008. Computer passwords, emails and web addresses were copied from private households which did not have encrypted wi-fi access. Google said the personal information was collected inadvertently.


25/10/2010  |  Full story...

Google Street View comes to Antarctica

Google has launched its ground-level mapping service in the world's most barren continent - Antarctica. The move will allow Google users to navigate around the snow-capped mountains, coastline and icebergs of Antarctica - a place that few people ever get to visit in person.

They will also be able to spot several penguin colonies captured by Google's cameras. The expansion to Antarctica means that Street View is now present on every one of the world's seven continents.


04/10/2010  |  Full story...

Google takes Street View to more parts of UK

Google is set to launch its Street View service for many parts of the UK so far neglected by the service.When launched in the UK last year, Google Street View initially covered 25 towns and cities. Subsequently, further sites of interest were added, some of which were not accessible to Google's Street View car and were instead explored by the ‘Google Trike’.

From this week, Google will make images for "almost all of the UK's roads, both rural and urban" available on the Street View service.The tool, available on Google Maps, offers a 360-degree photographic treatment that users can explore and move around online.


11/03/2010  |  Full story...

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