Friday, April 15, 2005

Is maps.google.com invading your privacy?

Go to http://maps.google.com and click on the link named "Satellite" (upper-right-corner).

Next, type in your home address.

Now, apparently Open Maps, as Annalee Newitz is calling them, have peoples knickers twisted up. INVASION OF PRIVACY they are shouting.

Nonsense, I say. This service has already been available for years. All it's doing is showing you just how invasive the government spy satellites are. Because, the images Google are showing are nothing compared to the detail that's really available.