privacy, interrupted

June 10, 2009 • 3 comments • 735 views

Dean just showed me that Google Maps have actual street views of almost every road. This is probably old news, but I only discovered it today.\’a0
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Picture 1This is Queensway and Bayswater, the popular food spot which has a lot of Halal restaurants

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You can actually move the view and zoom into people’s windows and stuff.
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I found it so amazing and so bizarre what technology can do; track people down, see our every move from satellite view etc. They might as well install chips in our bodies to investigate our every move.\’a0
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With Facebook, Twitter, blogging, Latitude, Maps, CCTV etc, privacy is almost non-existent now. It’s getting scary. Which is ironic for me to feel because I have voluntary installed some of those applications in my life.\’a0
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Next week, there will be a mobile phone directory launching in the UK. People can track you down and access information about you so easily nowadays!
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There really should be some boundaries. No one should have their privacy invaded against their will.