A middle-aged man in France has sued Google because of a particular Street View image, showing him taking a leak in his front yard.
The caught-in-the-act-of-peeing individual thought he was in privacy, relieving himself in November 2010 behind a closed gate in his front yard. However, this didn't stop the watchful eye of the Google Street View Car from capturing him mid-stream. The fellow has demanded removal of the photo, along with €10,000.
“Everyone has the right to a degree of secrecy,” Jean-Noel Bouillard, lawyer to the anonymous urinator commented. “In this particular case, it’s more amusing than serious. But if he’d been caught kissing a woman other than his wife, he would have had the same issue.”
While his (and everybody's) face is blurred out in Google Street View, it hasn't stopped people in the village where he lives from recognising him. Should make for some interesting conversations! And when the verdict is given on the scheduled date of March 15, it will make for a new insight into the privacy issues that may surround the maps service.
I’m faced with a choice… Which music streaming service is the one for me – Spotify or Apple Music? Choices like this shouldn’t be difficult, but yet I stand amongst a smorgasbord of user hostile pros & cons that really shouldn’t exist.
For the next two years, Britain is all about space industry, data protection and automated electric vehicles.
Meet Shimon - a four-armed robot that composes and performs its own Marimba music using artificial intelligence.
E3 2017 was packed with huge video game announcements across a series of vast of press events - but I bet you probably didn’t hear/see these five titles that dropped during the week.
As a fan of the original, the biggest story to come out of Apple’s packed WWDC conference was the stealth announcement of Monument Valley II.
My heart goes out to the victims and their families after these truly reprehensible atrocities. I just have one thing to say about the response to what has happened. Theresa, the internet is not to blame.
A business school in Paris will start using facial recognition technology, to make sure students are paying attention in class… Wave goodbye to those all-important lecture naps!
Don’t trust that fitness tracker data… While most are good at measuring heart rate, research shows they are poor at measuring calories burned.
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