One of the most vivid technologies that have come to have troubles in some countries is Google and its featured Street View on Google Maps. People in Germany complained about it. Some rumors say they even abused one of Google’s cars while it was taking pictures of roads. Some even call it “WiSpy”. This little nickname (not so funny to Eric Schmidt I would presume) has been taken advantage of by again… yes, you guessed it, law firms.
This time though, a particular letter was sent to Google from an attorney claiming rights to US citizens to be able to analyze and be shown data and information recollected by Street View cars, just as South Korea did. Read more (http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20110216/lawmakers-would-like-a-word-with-googles-rogue-wispy-engineer/?mod=ATD_rss).
Would this be just another opportunity to accuse the Internet of data disclosure? Everyone must have their own theories, but in the end this article was right by saying, Google indeed has changed the course history. And just like any other big figure in history, there will always be someone trying to get the better end of the situation.