Google Street View
It’s like Street View for the shoreline. Google is taking its interactive 360-degree mapping technology onto the waters of San Francisco Bay.
Google’s admission that its Street View mapping project violated people’s privacy should serve as a wake-up call to consumers about how easily their personal information can be tapped, according to a leading computer security expert.
Aside from paying $7 million as part of its agreement with 38 states’ attorneys general, Google’s landmark settlement in an alleged privacy violation case will include employee training and other provisions regarding privacy.
In a move that may promote enthusiasm for exploring the outdoors, Google’s Street View function will now include virtual tours of five of California’s state parks.