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Google finally admits Street View vehicles collected passwords, promises privacy fixes

Google has admitted that its Street View cars have collected entire passwords and emails while mapping the world and collecting information about open Wi-Fi hotspots on their way. Google's Senior VP of Engineering and Research, Alan Eustace, mentioned this today in a blog post dedicated to how Google plans to deal with privacy controls inside the company. Google has been accused by many governm...

Artist creates Google Street View inspired paintings

Google Street View makes it easy for people looking for directions to find identifiable landmarks using Google Maps. It also lets you take a virtual walk or drive across any part of the globe that Google has photographed. And plenty of web sites have already popped up that are dedicated to showing interesting, unusual, or funny photographs captured by Google. One artist in Kentucky has found ano...

Google Street View gets improved navigation controls

Google Street View is an amazing tool, and it's fun to use it to take virtual walks around the world's cities, but it's not exactly known for its navigation interface. Fortunately, Google has introduced an entirely revised "pancake" navigation system that relies more on dragging and less on dozens of frustrating clicks just to walk down a street. Now, if you can see where you want to go, you can...

Virtually vandalize San Francisco in Wild Style City - Time Waster

Yesterday you saw Ships on Download Squad. Today, we've got another reality-based Time Waster for you - and yes, it's just about as boring. But once again, it's the concept behind Wild Style City and the potential of the technology that's so exciting. As you wander around the streets of San Francisco, you'll spot areas that can be tagged (the little blank white boxes). When you find a spot you l...

Google Street view goes live in the UK

Google has launched Street View in the UK. Street View lets Google Maps users see photographs of streetscapes photographed by Google vehicles. At launch, you can see imagery for 25 cities in the UK including London, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Glasgow, and Sheffield and Southampton. Overall, Google Maps has pictures of more than 22,000 miles of streets in the UK. When the service launched in the US, ...

Google adds user generated photos to Street View

Google Street View lets you see photographs of city streets and their surroundings taken by Google cameras attached to vehicles that have been driving along major city streets in the US and other countries including Japan, Australia, and Spain. And now you can also find photos taken by amateur photographers as well. In this case, that's a good thing, because the amateur photos are often higher q...

iPhone 2.2 firmware is out, with Street View and podcasts

iPhone and iPod Touch users can upgrade their software to version 2.2 today. The update, which weighs in at around 250 megs, adds some highly-anticipated features. The two biggest for me are Street View in the Maps app and the ability to download podcasts from the iTunes Store. There are some smaller tweaks that you might appreciate, as well: that bug that sometimes kept messages from downloading ...

EveryScape beta launches: not quite a Google Street View Killer (yet)

This summer we got our first look at EveryScape, a new startup that makes Google Street View look like child's play. But now that the company has launched a public beta, we have to say, we're not convinced Google has anything to worry about. Yet. EveryScape certainly looks beautiful. 3D panoramas of real-life street views are stitched together from special photos taken atop EveryScape vehic...

Google adds Street Views for more cities

Google is making it just a bit easier to stalk your friends and find pictures of yourself online. The company has expanded its Google Maps Street View feature to cover 6 new cities: Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, and Tucson. No, we have no idea why they didn't just drop Tucson and Chicago and find two more cities starting with P, (Portland, Oregon, and Portland Maine anyon...

Google Moon gets updated imagery

Google has added updates imagery to Google Moon allowing you to see high resolution photos of a place you're unlikely ever to visit. Aside from high res pictures, there are also photos, articles, scientific charts, and links to videos from the Apollo moon missions. There are even Google Street View style 360 degree closeup images of selected locations, and a text search box for finding specific ...