Google streetview has recently published their UK version so there has been lots of moaning and groaning here about ‘invasions of privacy’ – I find it bizarre that people can happily accept being watched every day by the mountains of CCTV cameras in the UK yet they don’t want photographs of streets on the internet ‘that anyone could see’. When someone says ‘a burglar could look at my house on streetview’ remind these people that a burglar can also walk down their street and look at their house.
I had a look online and found that my home town is on streetview! I couldn’t believe it! In fact, heaps of rural Queensland and Australia is on streetview. And you can even see the highway that you drive along to get to my parents’ farm and you can see the dirt road that goes off the highway and right up to the gate into the farm!