Feeds

Google menaces penguins with Street View Antarctica

Flightless bird face blur tech goes missing

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Google has trained its all-seeing Street View eye on the penguins of Antarctica.

The web giant has been known to kill penguins. And now it's invading their privacy.

In announcing Street View Antartica, Google boasted that its photograph-the-world-and-put-it-on-the-web contraption now covers all seven continents. Today, in addition to Antartica, it exposed Brazil and Ireland.

Google Street View penguins

Er, where's the face blurring?

In Google's mind, the service will help the penguins, not hurt them. Penguins, the company said, can use the service as a navigation tool. "We hope this new imagery will help people in Ireland, Brazil, and even the penguins of Antarctica to navigate nearby," Google said.

No word on whether the company intends to target penguins with display ads. Or slurp their Wi-Fi traffic. But none of that is worse than death. Maybe. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
'Internet Freedom Panel' to keep web overlord ICANN out of Russian hands – new proposal
Come back with our internet! cries Republican drawing up bill
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
The total economic impact of Druva inSync
Examining the ROI enterprises may realize by implementing inSync, as they look to improve backup and recovery of endpoint data in a cost-effective manner.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.