Google Earth’s Street View and Buzz: Privacy Concerns

Some bad news for Google now, as it has been reported that a group of 10 countries have joined forces in their criticism of Google services such as Street View and Google Buzz.

As reported from ZDnet, the countries mentioned include Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom.

They are unhappy over the current amount of protection that these services offer consumers, and recently signed a letter, which Google has already acknowledged and called ‘ironic’.

There has always been a debate over Street View and whether it offers members of the public enough protection when Google capture images. As for Google Buzz, users are unhappy with certain aspects of the service which originally revealed personal details about users – although Google soon fixed this up.

What are your thoughts on both services? Do you agree that more protection needs to be put in place, or does it not bother you? Full article through the link.


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