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Google Sells Privacy for a Buck

In a recent letter, a loyal Redmond Report reader wrote that Google's StreetView took such a great picture of his house you could see right inside.

That's pretty bad. But what may be worse is when Google drives onto private property to take shots of houses set a ways back from the road.

That's what happened to Christine and Aaron Boring. A Google van drove down their private road and took photos -- not just of the front, but the backyard and pool. The couple sued and won a judgment. So are the Borings living high on the hog with all that Google cash? Not exactly. The judge only gave them a measly buck. Can you say moral victory? I thought you could.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/03/2010 at 1:18 PM


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