Google Street View Banned in Czech Republic

Google’s Street View service has been shuttered in the Czech Republic for taking too high of a camera angle. Street View is also triggering privacy changes in Germany.Google’s controversial Street View service has been shuttered in the Czech Republic and has sparked privacy changes in Germany.A feature of Google Maps, Street View provides photos of city streets taken by cars strapped with cameras and computers. The photos are stored on Google’s servers.Street View has faced privacy questions almost since its inception in 2007, but concerns came to a head in May when the company admitted its cars accidentally collected more than 600 gigabytes of computer user data from sniffing WiFi networks.This caused great consternation among the 33 regions where Street View is currently available. U.S., state attorneys general are investigating the search engine’s actions.Data protection authorities in the Czech Republic, where more than 10 million people live, said Sept 22 banned Google from collecting data for its Street View service because its cameras are set too high.

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