El Reg spymobile snapper nailed on Street View
The Rickmansworth surveillance feedback loop
It was kind of inevitable that at least one of El Reg's tireless Google Orwellian black Opel spotters would, in the line of duty, end up nailed on Street View.
To recap, we asked readers to supply photographic evidence of the search monolith's privacy-busting activities around the UK, which we slapped into our Web 0.2 cartographical mashup:
And here's one of those snaps, supplied by James Herriott from Rickmansworth:
Well, James, you and your mate can take a bow, because here you are on Street View:
Terrific. We're obliged to all those readers who've continued to send in their sightings, and we'll update the map asap. Ta very much too to those of you who've wasted no time in supplying entertaining material from Blighty's Street View, like this obligatory "someone taking a shifty slash" shot.
As we speak, a team of highly-trained operatives is working through your emails. Expect a big Street View exposé next week. ®
Everyone here knows that Britain is already a "surveillance" society, with more cameras everywhere than any other country. You're a step away from Orwell's "1984" cameras inside your homes. So Google taking pictures offends you how? It's more like a whore crying rape, when the real cry should be "dining & ditching" ... you Brits just want to be paid for being snapped by a private company, although Google may well become the framework for a world government someday!!
Spotted in Crewe, Cheshire
Google car spotted in Crewe on 11 March:
http://twitpic.com/200c9 and http://twitpic.com/200cr
How irritating is that?
Caught a beauty of the google car in Saltaire. Streetview stops half a street away....
Presumably I'll have to wait for the next update of coverage....