Hide Your Home From Google Street View
Google has been come on under fire recently because their Google Street View Vehicles have “accidentally” been collecting Email Address from Wi-Fi Routers as it drove by homes. In addition to that there are many people being distraught by the idea of having their privacy violated. Do you want to avoid getting your home’s picture published on the internet? PC Magazine has collected 6 ideas to help you accomplish this:
This one was actually suggested by Google CEO Eric Schmidt in a CNN interview. We’re pretty sure he was kidding, but hey, if the Street View Truck is scheduled to arrive on your block–and you can somehow find out when it’s coming–how hard would it be to simply pack up your stuff and move to a hotel, or your mother-in-law’s house?
Okay, moving is hard. This idea is easy. You and your family should all buy masks (it’s almost Halloween, so they should be easy to find) and don them for the day of the Google Street View drive-by. If you don’t know when it’s coming, you have to wear the masks throughout the week. Sorry.
This concept is easier than either masks or moving. You’ll need some really big mirrors–house-size mirrors or lots of smaller mirrors. Position them in front of your house. When the Google Street View Car drives-by, it’ll take a picture of the mirror(s), meaning whatever is across the street from your home. Imagine the confusion when someone does a virtual 360-degree view in Google Street’s web interface and sees the same house on both sides of the street.
Ok, I know these tips aren’t realistic, but the message should be clear, you’re not going to be able to hide from Google’s Unblinking eye
Read the full article here
6 Ways to Hide from Google Street View – PC Magazine
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