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We're tipping our hats today to vigilant Reg readers, who have so far contributed 100 sightings of Google's Orwellian Street View spycar fleet as it goes about its masters' dark business on the highways and byways of Blighty and beyond.

For those of you not up to speed on this exciting operation, we asked you to send in snaps of the search monolith's black Opels which we then nailed to a Google map. The result is this wonderful Web 0.2 mashup charting their inexorable progress:

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Well, you can imagine what comes next: As soon as Street View goes live in the UK, we'll be looking for the first "Hey, here's me taking the photo of the car as it takes a photo of me" contribution - what we have dubbed in advance a "surveillance feedback loop". Watch this space. ®

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