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#1 Silvercloud

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:14 PM

Hi,



Just wanted to know what you think to the GOOGLE car that is driving around Shetland with a 360 degree camera on top,presumbly taking photos along all the roads ,its just left Sandwick area.

Now I thought this was an invasion of privacy and Google actually need permission its caertainly caused a bit outcry down South with many complaints went in .
Are you happy to be photographed for Google Streets ????

#2 MuckleJoannie

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:21 PM

Considering that everyone here knows what eveyone else is doing I don't see it makes much odds!

#3 Fjool

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:23 PM

I saw it drive by my window. Nearly went out to wave at it.

#4 JimIvens

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:32 PM

I saw it drive by my window. Nearly went out to wave at it.

Only one finger needed.

#5 da norseman

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 04:33 PM

I saw it today in sandwick I was cutting up steal at the new housing site at Houlland and it drove by me :shock:

#6 Skyumpi

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:39 PM

Are you happy to be photographed for Google Streets ????


Really not worried at all - don't see what all the fuss is about. Loads of people drive by my home every day. They can take photos if they like. If I was going to be doing anything I'd rather not have people see then I'd probably take special precautions like drawing the curtains or powering up my secret cloaking device.

#7 Silvercloud

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:05 PM

Hi,

Well I just don't fancy any of my children being photographed without my permission,then to be available on internet, the showing where children might be living was just one of my concerns.

#8 JAStewart

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:16 PM

There's a website that has had thousands of pictures of shetland including all the houses on the road in town and such up since like 2000...

#9 da norseman

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:23 PM

There's a website that has had thousands of pictures of shetland including all the houses on the road in town and such up since like 2000...


originart.com :wink:

#10 Infiltrator

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:44 PM

Our house (sooth) has been on Google street since it was launched - we've since been inundated with thieves, vandals and salesmen - not :roll:

Biggest problem is that it reminded me the windows needed painting :shock:

#11 khitajrah

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:44 PM

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#12 breeksy

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:56 PM

My kids are on the Originart website, on two different photos. They were very small then, and they are really proud of the fact - they show their friends.

I'd be less happy if it was me, but then I'm not a fan of photos of me...

#13 Michael

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:24 PM

I see no problem, If you don't want your house or picture on it you can tell them to remove it.

#14 shetland123

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:41 PM

Are you happy to be photographed for Google Streets ????


Really not worried at all - don't see what all the fuss is about. Loads of people drive by my home every day. They can take photos if they like. If I was going to be doing anything I'd rather not have people see then I'd probably take special precautions like drawing the curtains or powering up my secret cloaking device.


I agree!
we are living in a society where there is so many security camera's, web cam's, tourists taking pic's whats the problem!?

If you dont want to be seen then your best to just stay in the privacy of your own home.

#15 Carlos

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 08:06 PM

I see no problem, If you don't want your house or picture on it you can tell them to remove it.

You can ask them to remove it - there are very few limits on taking photos in a public place..... chances are you would have to prove a specific harassment to force legal action on it.
Google are bluring faces to save the hassle, but it's not a legal requirement.

#16 pete bogg

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 10:04 PM

what if you have left an abusive partner and want to remain anonymous in your hide out or like me have a well equipped greenhouse with smoking facilities and wine making equipment the wife doesnt mind about. :oops:

#17 GypsyScy

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:06 AM

The google car is speeding around Scalloway just now....is there any reason it drives at a ridiculous speed up small residential streets???

#18 Michael

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:25 AM

You can ask them to remove it - there are very few limits on taking photos in a public place..... chances are you would have to prove a specific harassment to force legal action on it.
Google are bluring faces to save the hassle, but it's not a legal requirement.


They want to remain popular so as far as I can see they're making it quite clear people can opt out.



#19 gobby

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:47 AM

i saw it zooming betwen king harald st and king hakkon st this morning at 6:30

#20 Frances144

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:23 AM

I wonder if it will come out west and buy some eggs (shameless plug!).

I am on Google Earth riding my horse (very very very small pic, but definitely me!).