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Now, in another UK Google Street View (mis)adventure, “When villagers in the quiet, ‘affluent’ village of Broughton in Cambridgeshire spotted a Google Street View car creeping into sight, they leaped into action and formed a human chain until the Google car slunk away with tailpipe between its tyres,” says the Daily Mail, going on:
“The villagers complained Google had no right to take pictures of their homes, calling it an ‘invasion of privacy’ and an ‘invitation for burglars to strike’.
“But not only has the village brought national attention to itself, it has raised the ire of Internet users, who are now campaigning for Street View enthusiasts from across the UK to descend on the village to snap their own perfectly legal photographs.”
But, but, Google can do anything it wants.
Not according to the villagers.
They’ve, “already begun posting pictures of the village online and used the photographs to post tongue-in-cheek ‘masterplans’ on how to plot robberies, by climbing on red phoneboxes and swinging off tree branches,” says the story, adding:
“The impromptu protest started on Wednesday when Resident Paul Jacobs spotted the Google car – which was unmarked but featured the tell-tale 360-degree rotating camera fixed on a pole on its roof – cruising slowly down his lane in the Buckinghamshire village. ”
Says Google »»»
Broughton 3D map in Google Earth
geographical coordinates: 51° 5′ 0″ North, 1° 33′ 0″ West
geographical location: Hampshire County, South East, England, United Kingdom, Europe
original name: Broughton
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