A Google Street View van has been chased out of the quiet Buckinghamshire town of Broughton by angry residents.
Local residents concerned about their privacy decide to make a stand for public privacy when they saw the Google van was taking pictures in their town. Local Broughton resident, Paul Jacobs reportedly warned the driver not to enter the village, before rounding up neighbours for support and chasing him out. A concerned villager told a Times reporter that it was an affluent area and they had already had a recent spate of burglaries in the past six weeks. So feelings were that this could only make matters worse.
In its short life online, Google's Street View has already divided the nation's opinion and is proving to be one of the most controversial new developments from the internet giants. However, in a statement Google was keen to assert that the privacy controls in place are thorough enough to avoid any infringement to civil liberties.
"We know that some people are uncomfortable with images of their houses or cars being included in the product, which is why we provide an easy way to request removal of imagery. Most imagery requests are processed within hours."
More details on Times Online.
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