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02/20/2009 10:41 AM ID: 77143 Permalink   

Couple Has Google Street View Suit Dismissed

 

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Christine and Aaron Boring which claimed that Google had violated their privacy because the couple's house showed up on the firm's controversial Street View feature.

Judge Amy Reynolds said: "While it is easy to imagine that many whose property appears on Google's virtual maps resent the privacy implications, it is hard to believe that any - other than the most exquisitely sensitive - would suffer shame..."

The Borings' home was showcased on the feature, and you could view their house, pool area and detached garage. They had been seeking US$25,000 in damages, but failed to make an actual claim on the allegations filed in the suit.

 
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  The Borings  
 
Classic.
 
  by: VermiciousG     02/20/2009 04:18 PM     
  Seems like a legitimate concern.  
 
Google gets away with all sorts of privacy infringements....google books, street view, proposed types of ad-sensing(tuning into cameras/mics), and has anyone ever bothered reading their terms of use? Basically everything that falls on their servers becomes their private property to sell to whomever they choose, store data even once 'deleted' and becomes unrecoverable to the user.

etc etc.
 
  by: sceptre_of_fertility   02/22/2009 12:00 PM     
 
 
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