Google Earth’s Street View is in the news again over the images that it displays to users, this time things are more serious. The image of the murdered Facebook teen was on Street View just weeks before she lost her life; Google has since removed the image of Ashleigh Hall out of respect to her family.
As you would imagine, the family were distressed to learn that their daughter’s image was on Google Earth’s Street View for the world to see – they said that it was an invasion of their privacy. Google were quick to act – but this has since raised more questions about better safeguards for Google to implement.
Sky News reports that the images of Ashleigh Hall were blurred, but those who knew her were still able to make the image out. The family are pleased that the search engine giant has removed the image, Ashleigh’s father did say, “Google should stick to maps, not spying on people.”
Google have been finding themselves having to apologize a lot lately, last week Google had to remove a full frontal image of a naked child from Street View. Visit our recent poll asking is Street View is intrusive?