Street View Reaches the South Pole: Will Penguins Complain?

Google's much-lauded but controversial service is available on all seven continents. Let the privacy complaints begin (again)

By Liane Cassavoy, PC World |  Internet, Google, Google Street View

Matters got even worse when it was revealed that Google's Street View cars had been sniffing wireless networks on their journeys -- collecting communications from non-password protected Wi-Fi networks.

All the Way to Antarctica

But Google refused to be stopped, as the company resumed collecting images for Street View in even more countries before the Wi-Fi controversy had been resolved. (Google did promise to stop collecting any data from Wi-Fi networks, though.)

And now, that image collection has reached all the way to the ends of the earth...or just about. Now that Street View has reached Antarctica, Google's service has parts of all seven continents covered. With the addition of Brazil, Google notes that you can see that country's beautiful beaches.

And now that Street View is in Antarctica, well, you can have a look at what that continent's penguins have been up to.

We all know that these creatures can't complain about having their images posted online. Perhaps that was part of Google's plan?


Originally published on PC World |  Click here to read the original story.
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