Google Street View

  • Google embeds indoor Street Views in search results

    Posted December 20, 2012 - 9:28 pm

    Google has added indoor Street View results to general searches, allowing you to see if the ambiance of that downtown restaurant matches the online review. Google began mixing indoor business Street Views in search results this week for those companies that have supplied the Google with panoramic interior imagery.
  • 18 strange things spotted inside a Google data center

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    Take a peek-behind-the-curtain of the inner workings one of the biggest companies in the world.
  • Google may be pushing Street View to Safari

    Posted September 27, 2012 - 4:01 pm

    iPhone users frustrated with the inaccuracies in Apple's Maps app might get another choice for finding where they want to go from rival Google.
  • Google's World Wonders Project brings ancient, modern sites online

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:16 am

    Want to take a trip to Stonehenge? How about Versailles?
  • How to tell Google Street View to sod off

    Posted May 3, 2012 - 12:02 pm

    Tired of Google Street View snooping on you? Here's how to remove yourself from their spying eyes.
  • Google Street View's Wi-Fi snooping engineer is outed

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    The engineer who wrote the code causing Google's Street View cars to capture unencrypted Wi-Fi traffic in several countries has been identified, according to an online report. Marius Milner, currently a software engineer for Google's YouTube, was the person responsible for creating Street View's Wi-Fi traffic recording software, The New York Times is reporting. The Times said it uncovered Milner's identity through a former state investigator who was involved in a separate inquiry into Google Street View. Milner also appears to be the creator of NetStumbler, a security application for Windows PCs that lets users optimize their
  • Google offers gripping view of Japanese devastation via Street Views

    Posted December 17, 2011 - 8:43 am

    The cataclysmic damage caused by the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan in March has been powerfully captured through 360-degree panoramic photography at Google Street View.
  • Google's greatest hits and most spectacular misses

    Posted September 26, 2011 - 10:29 am

    When a company as large and ubiquitous Google stumbles, the whole world feels the aftershocks. Here are five of its biggest failures, followed by five things Google got right.
  • Google Street View cars help mend post-quake Japan

    Posted July 11, 2011 - 9:08 pm

    Until now, Google's Street View cars haven't been very popular in Japan. Many critics feared that Google's camera-equipped cars that are meant to capture panoramic snapshots of public streets were peeping over private fences and into Japanese homes. But now Google is repurposing its much-maligned vehicles to help with post-quake reconstruction in Japan and, in the process, has found a new ally.
  • Messing with Google Street Views

    Posted July 8, 2011 - 8:00 am

    When people spot Google's Street View cars driving by, they do the darnedest things.
  • 15 Google Earth and Street View mysteries

    Posted April 15, 2011 - 11:56 am

    From unidentified flying objects to people with horse heads, there's no shortage of weird things that have appeared on Google Earth and Street View.
  • Swiss court says Google's Street View breaks privacy rules

    Posted April 5, 2011 - 7:30 am

    A Swiss court has said that Google is breaching citizens’ right to privacy with its Street View service.
  • Google Earth adds new Street View, 3D trees

    Posted November 30, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    Google Earth version 6 was released Monday giving new meaning to up close and personal. The upgrade adds integrated Street Views into Google Earth along with a new emphasis on trees. More than 50 species of trees have been added to Google Earth's 3D models of places.
  • Vandals egg blurred-out Google Street View houses

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    Diehard fanboys are often guilty of unruly, mean-spirited behavior, but most of these scuffles are relegated to online bulletin boards and comment threads. Not so in the case of Google devotees, who have inexplicably gone brutal -- and ridiculous -- in their defense of Google Street View.
  • Google will delete UK Wi-Fi data

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    Google has confirmed it will delete all of the Wi-Fi data that relates to the UK, which was accidentally collected by its Street View Cars.
  • Google's 10 best (and worst) innovations of the year

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Google rolled out a number of cool products this year, but not all of them can be home runs. Here's a look at the best and worst of Google this year.
  • FCC investigating Google over Street View

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 10:06 pm

    The FCC confirmed on Wednesday that it is investigating whether Google broke any federal eavesdropping laws when collecting data for its controversial Street View mapping service.
  • Google gets another wrist slap in wi-spy case, this time from U.K.

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    The U.K. joins the United States in giving search giant Google a wrist slap for collecting private data while building a database of photos for its Street View mapping service.
  • FTC gives Google good talking to -- that should teach 'em!

    Posted October 27, 2010 - 11:12 pm

    The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday announced it has closed its probe of how Google inadvertently collected private information from people in more than 30 countries while compiling photographs for its Google's Street View mapping service.
  • Google Privacy Lesson: Tighten Your Wi-Fi Security

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    I hate to blame the victim, but people who inadvertently gave up personal data to Google's Street View cameras were really asking for trouble.
  • Spain moves to fine Google over Street View

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 10:50 am

    The Spanish Data Protection Agency is preparing to fine Google over infractions against local data protection laws when it collected Wi-Fi data as part of its Street View service, it said in a statement on Monday.
  • Google Street View: Around the world in 80 seconds

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Google's Street View for Google Maps has finally reached Antarctica. Seriously, Google...what took you so long? Anyway, now that we have a map of all seven continents, let's take a trip around the globe.
  • Google Street View Gets Grisly

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 9:43 am

    Google sure does capture a ton of interesting stuff when it sends Street View cars around the world. Sometimes its 360-degree cameras pick up a disturbing image or two.
  • Street View Reaches the South Pole: Will Penguins Complain?

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 9:38 pm

    It's official: Google's Street View has now officially reached all seven continents. Google today announced that it has added Brazil, Ireland, and Antarctica to its Street View library, which provides panoramic images of street-level scenes from locations around the world. It's a major milestone for Google's three-and-a-half year old service, but it's not one that will be universally celebrated, as Street View is now (and has been, almost since its launch) under fire for its alleged privacy violations and data collection practices.
  • Google Street View Disasters

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Embarrassing moments, unexplained car crashes, and crazy stunts. You never know what the Google Street View team is going to capture on camera next. If only an 'Undo Button' were in play for those captured here.
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