• Cybersecurity,  Ethics,  Privacy

    Google Street View, Opt in Only

    As Siva Vaidhyanathan detailed in “The Googlization of Everything”, Google Street View is an application that allows its users to view a 360-degree, street level view of roads in a large number of cities and communities. The service was first launched in a few cities across the United States but quickly ballooned to thousands and then to numerous countries. The entire process of obtaining the images for the views is done via driving cars with special cameras around the cities, continuously taking pictures until the specified routes are captured. All of this is done without the consent and many times knowledge of the cities and communities. In this case analysis…