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Google Will No Longer Collect Street View Photos in Germany

Google has decided to stop collecting Street View photos in Germany, where regulators have spent much of the past two years railing against the search giant for violating the privacy of German residents. A company spokesman confirmed the decision in a statement sent to the Register, explaining that the images gathered across 20 German cities will remain available online, but reiterating that Googl...

Worldwide Graffiti Captured With 'Street Art View'

Last Spring, the street artist Gaia began archiving his graffiti exploits with Google Maps. Now, courtesy of Red Bull and the Loducca advertising agency, Gaia has an illustrious -- and expanding -- crew of Google graffiti compatriots. Composed entirely of graffiti art, Red Bull's new Street Art View project aspires to become "the biggest art collection in the world" by incorporating various aspec...

Google Art Project Brings Street View Into Famous Museums

Google Street View has known its share of controversy and embarrassment in the past, but a new project could do wonders for the virtual tour-guide application's reputation. Google has partnered with 17 international art museums to provide virtual walking tours of their legendary halls. By visiting the Google Art Project, art fans can roam the halls of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City,...

Google 'Mortified' that Street View Cars Gathered Personal Data

Google knows that it messed up. In May, the company admitted to inadvertently collecting unencrypted Wi-Fi data with its fleet of Street View cars. Now, Google's offering a little more insight into what kind of information those cars actually gathered. When the scandal first broke last spring, Google wasn't entirely certain about what data it collected from unsuspecting Wi-Fi users -- it just k...

Google Street View Covers All Seven Continents, Penguins Reconsider Privacy

It was just over three years ago that Google introduced Street View in a select few U.S. cities. Since then, the project has greatly expanded, covering much of the globe. As of today, with the addition of Brazil, Ireland and Antarctica, Street View is now available on every continent. The scenery in Brazil and Ireland may be beautiful, but it's the addition of Antarctica that is really attention-...

iTunes Costs $1 Billion to Run, YouTube Still Struggling With Profit

Highlights from this morning's big tech headlines... According to Fast Company, a new report from Asymco claims that running iTunes costs Apple $1 billion a year. [From: Fast Company] Despite what must be a critical mass of cat videos (and an even higher viewing rate), YouTube still isn't in the black, Google says. [Form: All Things D] Space shuttle Discovery was wheeled out of its hang...

Grad Student Builds Google Street View Pedestrian Remover

A couple of years ago, Google began blurring any pedestrian faces or vehicle license plates captured by any of its Street View cameras in response to outcries from privacy advocates around the globe. UC San Diego grad student Arturo Flores, however, thought the company could do better. So, as part of a project for one of his courses, Flores decided to create a computer vision system capable of com...

Connecticut Leads Investigation of Google's Wi-Fi Data Gathering

Google is already in hot water with European regulators over the data it inadvertently collected while snapping images for the Street View feature of Google Maps. Now, U.S. attorneys general are looking into the incident, as well, with Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal leading the charge. Blumenthal's office is spearheading the multi-state investigation of whether or not Google brok...

Google Street View Data Included Passwords and E-Mail

It was less than two weeks ago that Google agreed to turn over the data it inadvertently collected while assembling Street View. Now the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL) has announced the results of its analysis and things do not look good for the G. Originally Google said that it had only recorded "fragments" of data, but an examination of the data revealed that it accid...

Google Adds User Photos to Street View, The Voice of Mario

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Google added user photos to Street View (much like Microsoft's Photosynth technology). You'll be able to bring up real photographs as you 'stroll' through Street View ...

HTC Evo Gets Reviewed, Tweens Rally on Twitter for Bieber

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... HTC's Evo 4G won't officially hit the market until June 4th, but Engadget got an early chance to review Sprint's new superphone. The comprehensive rundown includes information on everything from the packaging to the individual specs, and the fortunate (and almost overwhelmingly glowing) reviewers found its aesthetics "extraordinar...

Milkman Blames Google Street View for Garage Burglary

Google's Street View application has certainly captured bizarre people doing bizarre things. And it's definitely come under fire from some who claim that it crosses a certain line of privacy. But could Street View really help criminals target their victims? Such is the claim made by 52-year-old Englishman Gordon Rayner, who says that Google's Street View enticed a group of burglars to attack h...

Street View Captures Boozing Super Heroes in the U.K.

Monitoring Google's Street View for serendipitous moments of ridiculousness provides seemingly infinite possibilities for hilarity, depravity, and eccentricity. A recent event captured by the Street View mobile on a remote Scottish island actually intertwines all of those aspects into one incredibly awesome shot. The picture clearly portrays a gathering of masked superheroes at a local pub as ...

Norwegian Men in Scuba Gear Chase Google Street View Car

Share Digging up hilarious, candid shots captured on Google Street View has quickly become one of our favorite online pastimes. But as much as we love watching an unsuspecting weirdo suddenly become digitally immortalized for all the world to see, a couple of dudes in Norway may have just orchestrated the greatest Google Maps hoax ever. As BoingBoing reports, photos recently captured by Google...

Is Google Street View Taking Its Cameras Indoors?

Share Google Street View can take you down almost any street in America, and through just about every major city worldwide. But Street View stops right where its name implies -- in the street. That might be changing though, if a source that e-mailed the blog, Search Engine Land, is to be believed. New York City nut and candy shop, Oh Nuts, e-mailed Search Engine Land claiming a representative ...