Bangalore orders Street View spy cars to stop it
City cops halt Google image-trawlers
Bangalore police have asked Google to ground their fleet of Street View cars which had started taking pictures of the city.
The search giant received a letter from police even though it claims to have contacted local authorities before setting the fleet in motion.
A Google spokesdroid told the Times of India: "We can confirm that we have received a letter from the commissioner of police regarding Street View. We are currently reviewing it and have stopped our cars until we have a chance to answer any questions or concerns the police have."
According to some reports the Street View photo collection has come up against new media laws which restricts activities of foreign-owned companies.
In Germany and the Czech Republic privacy regulators have stopped Street View's mass snapping.
UK regulators passed the service but did ask the search giant to stop hoovering up Wi-Fi data as well. ®
street view in india.....
So you can see the locals taking a dump right outside that new building where your jobs have just been outsourced to.
From my time in India I can only think they forgot to bribe the local police.
These guys are so blatant they just stand by the side of the road, pull cars over ( sometimes with a road block ) and go down the line taking money off everyone.
Happened to me numerous times, being white we were sometimes waved through though which made me think they didnt want to get a reputation. Keep the corruption local and all that.
Knowing the traffic chaos
That is a feature of all major Indian cities, The stopping of Streetview cars by the local authorities is a bit pointless. They wouldn't be going anywhere fast anyway