Coming soon - the inevitable Google Store View
What fresh hell is THIS? Not satisfied with photographing our roofs and gardens from up above and our highways and by-ways from down below, Google are now starting to take their pics of the insides of public places as well.
Consumerist reader Yankees368 was recently enjoying a snack at a restaurant in New York City when the Google lensman burst in, roared “Nobody move!”* and started snapping away at anything and everything he could see – including Yankees368’s dinner!
It’s part of the new Google Store View project, which is taking shape only with the consent of featured stores. So that’s okay then – and we assume no one will have their wireless data secretly logged while they’re about it.
To be honest, we’re feeling a tad uncomfortable about it all. How long before a Google photog kicks the bathroom door in while you’re busy chopping off Bungle’s fingers and takes a series of pics of the whole gruesome episode? Eh??