In Columbus, Ohio, one of the new Street View cities, 36-year-old Carla Sue Boswell and her three children were found playing at their house on Google Maps Street View in nearby Grove City, as reported by local NBC 4 WCMH.
There are many things wrong with this.
- Instead of referring to Google Maps at its appropriate address, they claim the website is called GoogleMaps.com, which is clearly incorrect.
- Carla doesn't need to be worried, since the images of her children were not only low-resolution, but their faces were blurred.
- It's interesting how many children in Columbus were found on Google Maps Street View playing outside their house by their concerned parents.
- They are redundant in their previous article, where they ask the same question people have been asking for the past year, and they ask the same question twice.
- In that same article, instead of interviewing the parent directly (he wasn't home), they interviewed his neighbor, whose home "was also photographed."
- NBC 4's Amy Basista was explaining how Street View worked, and said that zooming in enlarges the picture, which is incorrect, since the imagery is no longer high-resolution.
So there is still no need to worry over Street View capturing images of people, since those people are made anonymous.