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.
The fake news problem goes all the way to the top (unsurprisingly), as Facebook casually admitted in a whitepaper that their social network is fertile ground for “subtle and insidious forms of misuse, including attempts to manipulate civic discourse and deceive people.”
Remember the classic Tomb Raider? Well, a group of hackers are working to help you relive your childhood with a version of the original that works in your browser!
I have bought and used a DJI Osmo for over a year as my main camera. How does it stack up? Find out in my full review...
The spectrum of titles out there lean somewhat towards the bad. For every good game, you get ten terrible ones – from Aquaman to Silver Surfer. Here are ten of the best...
One researcher has trained a neural network to create its own pick-up lines, uploading thousands of existing lines for it to identify patterns and generate new ones. Simple question – do these chat-up lines hold up?
Does everything really need stories? According to Facebook, yes they do and Redditors have been busy mocking them by photoshopping 20 more ridiculous places that will now have stories.
It’s the question we always ask ourselves, and one this blog’s sole purpose is to answer - what does the future look like? Well, Kaspersky has chosen to visualise our future with an interactive map called Earth 2050.
Whoever said you can’t manufacture love clearly doesn’t have experience in robotics… Meet 31-year-old artificial intelligence expert Zheng Jiajia, who built and married his own female humanoid.
Remember that Sega Mega Drive/Genesis you have in the attic? Time to go find it, as developer WaterMelon Corp is releasing a new game for the classic console. Named Paprium , this classic beat-em-up has been in the works for four years.
Uber has released a ‘Lost & Found Index,’ detailing some of the possessions people have reported lost. From the usual items like a missing cell phone to the weirder items like a “Meat packet” and some Valium, it’s clear the human race is still as gloriously strange as ever!
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