Saturday, October 11, 2008

Take Pittsburgh off Google Street View. Think of the children!

This blog is familiar with previous privacy issues raised by Google's street view (see: posts tagged "google street view"), but this seems a little over the top. A group is calling for the removal of Pittsburgh from Google street view because predators could use it to locate schools, playgrounds and other places where children might congregate. Hmm. I guess there's no other way of getting that information.

See: Children's safety group wants city off of Google's Street View

1 comment:

Justin Burns said...

I would agree that information already in the public domain could be used by someone to track down children's playgrounds etc. Google streetview will not increase that risk. The article below gives an example of how public information could be used for evil (in the UK).

http://www.mypropertyguide.co.uk/articles/display/10098/using-property-websites-to-plan-the-perfect-burglary.htm