Feeds

Reg hack pursues Street View spymobile

Orwellian black Opel flees from chance encounter in rural Spain

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

You know how it is: you pop out in the morning to buy some milk and before you know it you've been recorded for posterity by a prowling spymobile from Google's Street View.

Well, that's what happens in the big city, at least, but it's the last thing this Spanish rural hack expected when he nipped to the shops this morning to grab a couple of tubes of anti-worm paste for the donkeys.

Yup, it's evident that nowhere is safe from the Great Satan of Mountain View's all-seeing eye, and I was clocked in Barco de Avila, known in these parts as "The Centre of the Universe" because it's the only place you can get bread on a Sunday.

The Orwellian black Opel was travelling south-west on the N-110, in the direction of Extremadura. I managed to catch up with it as it was making its way out of town, round about here (.kmz)...

The first series of shots of the pursuit

After around 10km, the Google operative started to show signs of nervousness as he made the climb towards the Puerto de Tornavacas here (.kmz):

The second series of shots of the pursuit

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery
Burrito meets soft taco in alleged rooftop romp outrage
Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files
Printable genitalia fall foul of 'obscene material' laws
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!
Allegations were for 'financial gain', countersuit claims
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.