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Google removes couple's first kiss from 'Street View'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Jun 2010 18:49 User comments (9)

Google removes couple's first kiss from 'Street View' Earlier in the year, a Google Street View car caught two teenagers in Staffordshire, England in a provocative pose on their front lawn and the picture became the default for street view for Common Rd. in the town.
Today, Google has taken down the image, leaving the simple words: "This image is no longer available."

On Wednesday, The Daily Mail reported on the teens, Hayley Moss and Eddie Bateman, who admitted the picture shows their first kiss.

Says Moss of the event: "I couldn't believe it, I wouldn't admit to it being me at first, as I was worried it looked quite bad, as it looks more than it is, but it really was just a kiss. I think it's amazing that our first kiss has been in the paper."

Google has captured kidnappers, and other bizarre sightings through its Street View cars but the latest begs the question of how users feel about their personal privacy being invaded.


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9 user comments

112.6.2010 20:22

making out in the streets isnt "personal privacy being invaded." its a public performance, if they wanted privacy there is a hedge right behind them

212.6.2010 22:25

Originally posted by Hopium:
making out in the streets isnt "personal privacy being invaded." its a public performance, if they wanted privacy there is a hedge right behind them
lol gotta love google ya'kno? :P

313.6.2010 9:42

well what it comes down to is privacy.yeah its good to look up places on the internet and how to get their,even see what they look like but its a breach of privacy when people can watch what we are doing in a public place.1 day we wont be able to move in our own house without being watched by a few million cameras.we dont all wanted to be on a internet reality show.


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413.6.2010 11:39

Originally posted by Hopium:
making out in the streets isnt "personal privacy being invaded." its a public performance, if they wanted privacy there is a hedge right behind them

before you know it, they'll be catching people screwing in their own homes, especially if its powerful enough to see that kind of shit.

513.6.2010 14:35

its a freakinng picture thats not going to be updated for months maybe years how is that a breach of privacy? people need to stop overreacting and stop with the conspiracy theories

614.6.2010 1:55

Originally posted by crunk15:
its a freakinng picture thats not going to be updated for months maybe years how is that a breach of privacy? people need to stop overreacting and stop with the conspiracy theories
this might not be the best example but personally i dont want people photographing me in the street and posting it online without my permission.sure other people out there feel the same.

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714.6.2010 2:00

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
...but its a breach of privacy when people can watch what we are doing in a public place.1 day we wont be able to move in our own house without being watched by a few million cameras.

LOL? If you want privacy, don't be in a public place. Private and public were pretty much antonyms last time I checked. Google never went inside their house; the amorous couple was out there for the whole world to see. And ironically, the whole world did.

IMO, the issue here is not privacy, but discretion. There's a reason we have the phrase, "Get a room."

814.6.2010 15:49
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917.6.2010 13:17

Just nitpicking...

It's "begets the question" not "begs the question."

"Begs the question" is a technical phrase used in logic.

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