Village mob thwarts Google Street View car

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Village mob thwarts Google Street View car
Apr 5, 2009

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6022902.ece

It was Paul Jacobs who provided the first line of resistance. “I was upstairs when I spotted the camera car driving down the lane,” he said. “My immediate reaction was anger; how dare anyone take a photograph of my home without my consent? I ran outside to flag the car down and told the driver he was not only invading our privacy but also facilitating crime.”

He then ran round the village knocking on doors to rouse fellow residents. While the police were called, the villagers stood in the road, not allowing the car to pass. The driver eventually did a U-turn and left.

The residents of Broughton have attracted much more attention now that some fool has demanded "consent" for people to take photographs from public places. Google may go away, but now there are plenty of cameras pointed at this neighbourhood in Buckinghamshire.

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