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 UK government’s goal to build the first spaceport in Europe (and my dream to see a rocket launch in person) took one step closer to being a reality.
Suddenly, a team of researchers from the Stanford University is under the focus of imaging the world over. The team, which includes Matthew O'Toole, David B. Lindell, and Gordon Wetzstein, have presented a breakthrough technology to reveal objects hidden around corners. They call it “confocal non-line-of-sight imaging.”
A first for New Rising Media, proud to announce I’ll be heading out to cover Insomnia Gaming Festival - a bustling Mecca of gaming and geek culture.
At the age of 76, Stephen Hawking - cosmology’s brightest start and one of the most important physicists in human history - has died at his home in Cambridge. Here is an obituary by the creator of New Rising Media.
What does the future of wearable tech look like? I will be finding out at this year’s Wearable Technology Show, as New Rising Media returns for the forth year in a row!
The Dark Web is a well-known hacker haven and an online market for compromised personal data. But how much is your online information really worth to online fraudsters?
Is Vero the future of social media, or just a flash in the pan? As a social media marketer with 10+ years experience, I think I’m up to the task of reviewing this…
On this episode of Learn Something - amidst the UK’s worst snowstorm in 50 years and Mobile World Congress - I’m sharing weird & wonderful facts about snow & smartphones that you’ve (probably) never heard before…
My childhood was nothing but PlayStation 2 gaming, the sweet sounds of 00s Emo music and petting every dog I see. And I have the pleasure of going back to this wonderful time on my Twitch channel - Emotion Engineer.
You may think you’ve seen the biggest news from Mobile World Congress, but you haven’t… Ignore the headlines of Nokia’s revamped Matrix phone and Samsung’s Galaxy S9 - here are 5 stories you need to know about.
I am the Founder and Editor-in-chief of New Rising Media. You can follow me on Twitter @MrJasonEngland.