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(The Register)   Google CEO: Don't like Google Street View? Move. That'll solve it   (theregister.co.uk) divider line 138
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2010-10-26 10:25:10 AM  
Check out the hook while his DJ revolves it
 
2010-10-26 11:15:52 AM  
Thanks for reminding me. Just looked it up, and yes, I am, in fact, on Google Earth. 41.67949° N 71.13799°W, look behind the car.

\happened a few months ago, actually
 
2010-10-26 12:22:44 PM  
FriarReb98: Thanks for reminding me. Just looked it up, and yes, I am, in fact, on Google Earth. 41.67949° N 71.13799°W, look behind the car.

\happened a few months ago, actually


Aren't we all on Google Earth?

Maybe not the astronauts.
 
2010-10-26 12:26:57 PM  
FriarReb98: Thanks for reminding me. Just looked it up, and yes, I am, in fact, on Google Earth. 41.67949° N 71.13799°W, look behind the car.

\happened a few months ago, actually



And you've been waiting until now for the right time to tell us about it?

How special you must feel!
 
2010-10-26 12:28:34 PM  
I've been thinking of Google as an enemy company for about a year now. Schmidt has become one of the creepiest people on Earth.
 
2010-10-26 12:29:42 PM  
I don't get why people are freaked out by Street View and I'm not one of those "well, if you got nothing to hide..." types. What street view shows is just what you can see from public property. They blur out faces, addresses and license plates. What's the big farkin' deal? The fact that it's easy to search?
 
2010-10-26 12:31:30 PM  
What the hell happened to Google?
 
2010-10-26 12:31:49 PM  
FTFA: In August, Schmidt famously told The Journal that every young person will be entitled to automatically change their names when they reach adulthood in order to escape all the embarrassing stuff they did on social networking sites.

Hmmm. Changing your name won't be enough for the naked pix and drunken sex videos of you posted by your friends. You'll probably have to change your hair color/style and re-grow your pubes.
 
2010-10-26 12:34:57 PM  
Nexzus: I don't get why people are freaked out by Street View and I'm not one of those "well, if you got nothing to hide..." types. What street view shows is just what you can see from public property. They blur out faces, addresses and license plates. What's the big farkin' deal? The fact that it's easy to search?

Also the fact that they have been wardriving and collecting encrypted information from personal wifi on every street they drive down. Farking Creepier
 
2010-10-26 12:36:07 PM  
Nexzus: "I don't get why people are freaked out by Street View and I'm not one of those "well, if you got nothing to hide..." types. What street view shows is just what you can see from public property. They blur out faces, addresses and license plates. What's the big farkin' deal? The fact that it's easy to search?"

No one thing Google does is horrifying in and of itself. It's when you take it as an aggregate and realize the sheer scale of information at its disposal. The whole "Streetview vans recording all unencrypted Wifi traffic they encountered" is one example.

Look up the Google Alarm Firefox add-on. It lets you know whenever Google pings you as you browse. It's, um, sobering.
 
2010-10-26 12:36:33 PM  
I think part of the issue here is that we're so used to CEOs being soulless and humorless figures, we get weirded out when we encounter one that actually publicly displays a sense of humor.
 
2010-10-26 12:40:54 PM  
The Gentleman Caller: What the hell happened to Google?

What the hell happened to people? What has Google done that's so bad? Oh no! They took your picture! OUTSIDE! Monsters...
 
2010-10-26 12:41:25 PM  
cdn.edu-search.com
 
2010-10-26 12:42:15 PM  
Stylux: Also the fact that they have been wardriving and collecting encrypted information from personal wifi on every street they drive down. Farking Creepier

Nice fear mongering there bub.

They've been collecting UNencrypted info.

If you're too stupid to enable encryption on your access point you shouldn't have one. It's the same as owning a bike or car and leaving it unlocked then crying that it was stolen.
 
2010-10-26 12:48:05 PM  
lohphat: "Nice fear mongering there bub.

They've been collecting UNencrypted info.

If you're too stupid to enable encryption on your access point you shouldn't have one. It's the same as owning a bike or car and leaving it unlocked then crying that it was stolen."


What are you, a goddamn idiot? If you have an unencrypted network and your neighbor hops on and torrents files, you're an idiot and you deserve it. When a multinational corporation steals your personal data, no, then we have some farking problems. If Google began using Streetview to identify which bikes are generally left unlocked and in the open and sent out employees to steal them all, yeah, shame on Google, not the people.
 
2010-10-26 12:50:30 PM  
If you don't want Google driving by your house on public streets, move to a gated community.
 
2010-10-26 12:51:08 PM  
lohphat: Stylux: Also the fact that they have been wardriving and collecting encrypted information from personal wifi on every street they drive down. Farking Creepier

Nice fear mongering there bub.

They've been collecting UNencrypted info.

If you're too stupid to enable encryption on your access point you shouldn't have one. It's the same as owning a bike or car and leaving it unlocked then crying that it was stolen.


Oh, cool! It's legal and moral to steal cars that are unlocked. I wish I had known this a long time ago, I would have some awesome cars now.

But now that I know it, I think I will start a company and all we will do is drive around, look for unlocked bikes and cars and then steal them. That should be profitable.
 
2010-10-26 12:57:43 PM  
If you have problems with people being able to see your home from a public location (well, get in line behind the US government) you're farking retarded, but I suppose you should move as that's your only legal recourse, to live on property not viewable from public space.
 
2010-10-26 01:07:55 PM  
Senescent Dawn: What are you, a goddamn idiot? If you have an unencrypted network and your neighbor hops on and torrents files, you're an idiot and you deserve it. When a multinational corporation steals your personal data, no, then we have some farking problems.

Imagine you've got a hose turned on, and it's just spraying water straight out into the air. Now a Google car drives by with its windows down, and they get soaked. You don't get to turn around and be mad at Google for "stealing" the water you were irresponsibly spraying at them.
 
2010-10-26 01:10:03 PM  
Certain places in the country, driving around and taking photos of things will get you shot.
 
2010-10-26 01:10:34 PM  
Barakku: If you have problems with people being able to see your home from a public location (well, get in line behind the US government) you're farking retarded, but I suppose you should move as that's your only legal recourse, to live on property not viewable from public space.

What are we talking cost-wise?
 
2010-10-26 01:17:47 PM  
Barakku: If you have problems with people being able to see your home from a public location (well, get in line behind the US government) you're farking retarded, but I suppose you should move as that's your only legal recourse, to live on property not viewable from public space.

Because an individual citizen standing on the side of the road looking at my front door is the same thing as an enormous multinational corporation taking a picture of my property without my knowledge and making it available to every farking person with an internet connection, right?

Try reformulating an opinion that makes some sort of sense, would you?
 
2010-10-26 01:18:03 PM  
Since when did publishing photographs of the world become evil?
 
2010-10-26 01:21:04 PM  
Wasted Pixels: Imagine you've got a hose turned on, and it's just spraying water straight out into the air. Now a Google car drives by with its windows down, and they get soaked. You don't get to turn around and be mad at Google for "stealing" the water you were irresponsibly spraying at them.

I'm interested how this analogy would be extended to include the behavior of "encrypted" water.
 
2010-10-26 01:25:47 PM  
I don't get why people have a problem with it. Everything they are collecting is easily publicly available. Both the pictures which you can see from the street as well as the unsecured wireless networks...which you can see from the street on your laptop.

Don't want google on your wireless network, password protect it, same way you keep everyone else off of it.
 
2010-10-26 01:29:01 PM  
Splinshints: Barakku: If you have problems with people being able to see your home from a public location (well, get in line behind the US government) you're farking retarded, but I suppose you should move as that's your only legal recourse, to live on property not viewable from public space.

Because an individual citizen standing on the side of the road looking at my front door is the same thing as an enormous multinational corporation taking a picture of my property without my knowledge and making it available to every farking person with an internet connection, right?

Try reformulating an opinion that makes some sort of sense, would you?


If there's anything that modern society has taught us, it's that corporations are just like people. Except, of course, when they break the law. Then they're not people at all and don't have to face the same consequences that individuals committing the same crime would, but really, they're just like you and me.
 
2010-10-26 01:30:41 PM  
We live in an increasingly technological world. Accordingly, we are less alone all the time.

/Google is watching you masturbate.
 
2010-10-26 01:30:45 PM  
theorellior: Wasted Pixels: Imagine you've got a hose turned on, and it's just spraying water straight out into the air. Now a Google car drives by with its windows down, and they get soaked. You don't get to turn around and be mad at Google for "stealing" the water you were irresponsibly spraying at them.

I'm interested how this analogy would be extended to include the behavior of "encrypted" water.


Like, how do you contain your water in a controlled fashion that makes it readily accessible where you want it and keeps it from spraying all over everyone and everything?

In my house, we use pipes.
 
2010-10-26 01:33:57 PM  
lohphat: Stylux: Also the fact that they have been wardriving and collecting encrypted information from personal wifi on every street they drive down. Farking Creepier

Nice fear mongering there bub.

They've been collecting UNencrypted info.

If you're too stupid to enable encryption on your access point you shouldn't have one. It's the same as owning a bike or car and leaving it unlocked then crying that it was stolen.


This.

You're basically getting pissed off that someone walking by your house has ears and a brain that can hear/record the screaming match you're having with your spouse.
 
2010-10-26 01:36:22 PM  
Thrashersk: lohphat: Stylux: Also the fact that they have been wardriving and collecting encrypted information from personal wifi on every street they drive down. Farking Creepier

Nice fear mongering there bub.

They've been collecting UNencrypted info.

If you're too stupid to enable encryption on your access point you shouldn't have one. It's the same as owning a bike or car and leaving it unlocked then crying that it was stolen.

This.

You're basically getting pissed off that someone walking by your house has ears and a brain that can hear/record the screaming match you're having with your spouse.


Except for the whole fact that in lolphat's example, it was still illegal to steal the car/bike, locked or not.
 
2010-10-26 01:37:50 PM  
Entertainingly my block wasn't on street view about 2 weeks ago, doubt it is now.
 
2010-10-26 01:38:47 PM  
Senescent Dawn: I've been thinking of Google as an enemy company for about a year now. Schmidt has become one of the creepiest people on Earth.

Are you telling me you find a company wanting to implant a chip inside you, so that they can better target ads at you, is creepy?

Link
 
2010-10-26 01:39:49 PM  
theorellior: Wasted Pixels: Imagine you've got a hose turned on, and it's just spraying water straight out into the air. Now a Google car drives by with its windows down, and they get soaked. You don't get to turn around and be mad at Google for "stealing" the water you were irresponsibly spraying at them.

I'm interested how this analogy would be extended to include the behavior of "encrypted" water.


"Encrypted" water would be the hose spraying into a bucket behind a locked fence?
 
2010-10-26 01:42:25 PM  
Senescent Dawn: When a multinational corporation steals your personal data, no, then we have some farking problems.

I completely agree. What personal data did Google steal? Random packets that were transmitted out freely and unencrypted. Those Evil bastards! Do you have any idea how little data is transmitted in each packet?

VulpesVulpes: Oh, cool! It's legal and moral to steal cars that are unlocked.

That's a poor analogy for this situation. It's more like someone yelling out their window constantly and then getting offended when I drive by and record what they're saying for a second.
 
2010-10-26 01:43:26 PM  
My street is not on street view and neither is the road it is connected to. I'm a "Street View Virgin"!!!!
 
2010-10-26 01:43:55 PM  
I'm all for personal rights. That's why personally they can STFU because Google Streets helps me find stuff.


/hate maps
 
2010-10-26 01:45:22 PM  
WhoGAS: theorellior: Wasted Pixels: Imagine you've got a hose turned on, and it's just spraying water straight out into the air. Now a Google car drives by with its windows down, and they get soaked. You don't get to turn around and be mad at Google for "stealing" the water you were irresponsibly spraying at them.

I'm interested how this analogy would be extended to include the behavior of "encrypted" water.

"Encrypted" water would be the hose spraying into a bucket behind a locked fence?


I'm thinking it would be like chucking water balloons instead of spraying water from a hose. Only, those water balloons are impenetrable.
 
2010-10-26 01:45:35 PM  
Actually I have been photographed by Microsoft's street view cameras down in Ft. Lauderdale, walking across the street.
 
2010-10-26 01:48:59 PM  
Genju: Except for the whole fact that in lolphat's example, it was still illegal to steal the car/bike, locked or not.

You're the prime example of why there should be an IQ test before using a computer.

You're using a device designed to send information through the air -- often far past your property boundary.

Perhaps this example would make it through your derpial cortex:

Your standing on your front porch with a loudspeaker, yelling your social security number and your ATM account number and PIN. ZOMFG somebody heard me!11!!hurr

Um, dude, if you use some sense, you shouldn't do that.

"I'm being eavesdropped by teh Googles!1!!!aol"

/facepalm
 
2010-10-26 01:49:43 PM  
Schmit is proof that not everyone has a career in comedy.

I think that most of what he's said over the past year that he's getting slammed for are just really bad attempts at trying to be funny. More and more, I think that Google is like a bunch of 'techno-rednecks': they say 'Hey! Wouldn't it be cool if we did this...' without thinking things through all the way. We're just now getting to the 'lighting a pile of fireworks with a couple gallons of gas and a match' experimental phase.

Google still deserves being investigated for the wifi thing though.
 
2010-10-26 01:53:38 PM  
lohphat: Genju: Except for the whole fact that in lolphat's example, it was still illegal to steal the car/bike, locked or not.

You're the prime example of why there should be an IQ test before using a computer.

You're using a device designed to send information through the air -- often far past your property boundary.

Perhaps this example would make it through your derpial cortex:

Your standing on your front porch with a loudspeaker, yelling your social security number and your ATM account number and PIN. ZOMFG somebody heard me!11!!hurr

Um, dude, if you use some sense, you shouldn't do that.

"I'm being eavesdropped by teh Googles!1!!!aol"

/facepalm


I don't use wireless period dude, save your trollgasm for someone who gives a shiat.
 
2010-10-26 01:55:03 PM  
So they're driving around running netstumbler and mapping it, big deal. It's not like they're hacking into every unencrypted network and stealing personal info.
 
2010-10-26 01:55:12 PM  
lolphat

Also, even if I stood out on the yard and gave people my credit card numbers and social, using them would still be fraud on your part. Please facepalm yourself as hard as you can, maybe your brain will hit the back of your skull and do us all a favor.
 
2010-10-26 01:57:49 PM  
If you have a problem with Street View showing your home, it's time to switch to decaf, and perhaps consider some anti-anxiety meds.
 
2010-10-26 01:58:02 PM  
Splinshints: Barakku: If you have problems with people being able to see your home from a public location (well, get in line behind the US government) you're farking retarded, but I suppose you should move as that's your only legal recourse, to live on property not viewable from public space.

Because an individual citizen standing on the side of the road looking at my front door is the same thing as an enormous multinational corporation taking a picture of my property without my knowledge and making it available to every farking person with an internet connection, right?

Try reformulating an opinion that makes some sort of sense, would you?


Unless you were doing something embarrassing/illegal/etc the moment the photo was snapped (in which case they will remove the photo), who cares if someone sees a year old photo of your house?
 
2010-10-26 01:58:48 PM  
I really don't understand this. Are people claiming to have a right to not be seen?
 
2010-10-26 01:59:32 PM  
Genju: lolphat

Also, even if I stood out on the yard and gave people my credit card numbers and social, using them would still be fraud on your part. Please facepalm yourself as hard as you can, maybe your brain will hit the back of your skull and do us all a favor.


USING them would be fraud. Overhearing you yell them out to the world like an ignorant baffoon is still perfectly legal.
 
2010-10-26 02:02:38 PM  
Splinshints: Because an individual citizen standing on the side of the road looking at my front door is the same thing as an enormous multinational corporation taking a picture of my property without my knowledge and making it available to every farking person with an internet connection, right?

Give the individual a camera and a flickr account and it is the same.
 
2010-10-26 02:03:13 PM  
Honest Bender: Genju: lolphat

Also, even if I stood out on the yard and gave people my credit card numbers and social, using them would still be fraud on your part. Please facepalm yourself as hard as you can, maybe your brain will hit the back of your skull and do us all a favor.

USING them would be fraud. Overhearing you yell them out to the world like an ignorant baffoon is still perfectly legal.


Which takes us full circle back to why lolphat's original analogy fails. It's stupid to leave a car unlocked, but it's still illegal to steal said unlocked car. I like how he went off on me for something I never actually made any comment about, but then you can't expect much in the way of reading comprehension from his ilk.
 
2010-10-26 02:06:00 PM  
Genju: Which takes us full circle back to why lolphat's original analogy fails. It's stupid to leave a car unlocked, but it's still illegal to steal said unlocked car. I like how he went off on me for something I never actually made any comment about, but then you can't expect much in the way of reading comprehension from his ilk.

I'm afraid I just don't understand your analogy. This is nothing like stealing an unlocked car.
 
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