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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Panorama Paranoia II

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a group of parents want th entire city of Pittsburgh taken off of Street View, the main reason being a fear that pedophiles could track down where children live using Street View.

Here's a good idea: Arrest the people doing it, instead of banning a tool otherwise useful.
However, Google could easily improve their imagery technology to photoshop all people out of pictures, instead of blurring them, since those who are harmful can still see it is a child, even with their face blurred.

Here is the mom who started it all.


Anonymous said...

True about pedophiles, etc., HOWEVER, streetview does NOTHING more than one can do in a normal car. It's actually better, as faces are blurred. I'd say keep it on.

FlagFreak said...

I agree with the above comment. :-)

Claudia said...

Remember, too, something like 80% of sexual crimes committed against children are done so by *relatives*. Should we ban relatives?