El Reg in Street View drive-by snooping
Orwellian spycar menaces Vulture Central
Vulture Central is today in full counter-surveillance lock-down mode following the sighting of a Street View Orwellian black Opel in the very street where El Reg has its London headquarters:
Realising he'd been rumbled by the member of our editorial team who'd just happened to pop out for a lunchtime guava and sea urchin wrap with tea tree juice, the driver attempted the classic "hide behind the white van" ruse. To no avail...
Well, it's just a matter of time before the snoopmobiles come looking for you, no matter where you try and hide. Here's the current state of play down at our Google black ops mashup:
We're still updating the map, so if you have a sighting send me a snap here, remembering to add an exact location. ®
El Reg worse than Google?
In that second picture you didn't blur out the pedestrians faces.
Shame on you, El Reg!
You get your F1 back next year when it returns to the Beeb.
A quick lesson in 'Orwellian'
Not Orwellian: A camera taking a single series of pictures which are integrated into a free mapping service.
Orwellian: Tens of thousands of cameras, arrayed throughout the city, and remotely controlled by government employees whose goal it is to alter public behavior as a whole.
See how that works? Yeah.