I shouldn’t be surpised, but I’m getting lots of feedback on Street View. Wait until this mashup gets mashed up some more. The possibilities are endless.]]>
I’ve read comments on a few news site and blogs where lots of people are saying “who cares” and “big deal” about Google Maps Street View. I understand where they are coming from, you’re not seeing anything that can’t be seen in the background of any casual photo. The obvious difference is the scale.
I don’t think anyone is suggesting that the world will suddenly implode because of Street View, however I do think that any technology that raises privacy concerns need to be discussed. It’s healthy to debate and this is undoubtedly a powerful implementation of technology.]]>
There’s no doubt about Street View being jaw dropping technology, I for one have spent a good deal of time testing its capabilities. If you haven’t seen Street View yet, go to Google Maps (must be the US site maps.google.com, not maps.google.com.au) and try it out.
There have already been several mainstream media articles with all sorts of interesting stories on what has been captured. I’ll leave finding examples of stories as an exercise for the reader, but here is one to get you started, courtesy of the Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/smile-its-googles-candid-camera/2007/06/04/1180809390551.html.
Some individuals are quite concerned about what Google Maps “Street View” allows you to do, but for now here are few of my observations:
(please email webmaster @ this site to correct me if I’m wrong, I’ve only just had time to look at it)
Make up your own mind, but in contrast, here are a few golden rules that security folk follow (mainly for legal reasons) when installing certain security monitoring systems:
I have no doubt we’ll hear a lot more about Street View, so stay tuned.]]>
According to various reports, around 1 million numbers were registered within the first week. You can find more information at the following website: https://www.donotcall.gov.au.9c7 ]]>
DATE: Tuesday 8th May 2007
TIME: 7:00 PM till 8:00 PM
Ground Floor Tutorial Room, Baillieu Library The University of Melbourne - Parkville
AGENDA: “Privacy Workshop”
Given the positive feedback from last month’s “Spam Open Forum”, the SAGE-AU VIC exec decided to use a similar format and hold what should be another interesting meeting. This month the topic is “privacy”.
Like it or not, a vast array of potential privacy issues lay waiting for many IT professionals. All system administrators need to be aware of the ethical and legal issues surrounding the proper handling of data as well as educating users and protecting their privacy. We will cover privacy legislation, policy writing, examine case studies and host an open forum for general discussion. Come along and share your experiences with your fellow local SAGE-AU members.
WEB: See http://www.sage-au.org.au/display/SAGEAU/Victoria for more info.]]>