Google Maps Street View and Privacy, Redux

An article in the San Antonio Express-News about the privacy implications of Google Maps Street View — there was a flurry of media coverage about this last year, so they’re definitely playing catchup — and the means available to get yourself removed from the street-level imagery. The article asks whether the “Streisand Effect” — whereby the attempt to remove something in the name of privacy ends up backfiring — is applicable here. The conclusion is, not so much. (Mirrored here for some reason.)

Previously: Google Maps Street View and Privacy; NY Times on Street View and Privacy; Google Street View Privacy Roundup.