Exclusive - Google in trouble with the law again

10 March 2010

Of course it's not proper news that we've got for you, like an exclusive involving copyright, China or YouTube. It's far more substantial than that, and it's all thanks to avid Bitterwallet reader Sean Atherton who has the eyes of a hawk. Specifically, a hawk capable of using a PC and navigating Google Maps, despite the lack of opposable thumbs.

While mooching about the streets of London, Sean spotted this encounter between Google and the law; two Google cars caught together in the wild, with the Street View of one car showing the driver of the other been approached by traffic wardens, as a police officer eyes them up at the end of the street:

Bitterwallet - two Google cars

The raised hand of the first warden, the second seemingly speaking into her walkie-talkie - they're taking Google down for their illegal parking (assuming that parking restrictions are applicable in that particular controlled parking zone - we couldn't be arsed to check). You might think you're big, Google, but you ain't bigger than a pair of frumpy, middle-aged traffic wardens with a job to do.

TOPICS:   Technology   UK News

14 comments

  • Chris H.
    Theres a police officer at the top of the street too, on standby in case things get ugly... which in the case of the frumpy, middle-aged traffic wardens is highly probable.
  • Nobby
    Surely google should have been done under the anti-terrorism laws. You cannot photograph anything in London without the bloody fuzz approaching you these days,
  • PaulH
    The guy doesn't look arsed though - he's just chillin havin a bud on googles time
  • Klingelton
    "did you pay your congestion charge when you bought that i can i can't?"
  • ScottC
    I wasnt aware bud had remarketed themselves as Coca Cola?
  • PaulH
    Its a bud can
  • ScottC
    No its not.
  • PaulH
    I'm getting pretty sick of your lip young man!
  • Klingelton
    bud can??? how racist...
  • zeddy
    The coppa's waiting to back scuttle the one on her walkie-talkie. She's saying "Come see my red zone".
  • Klingelton
    "that's a nice truncheon, want to see mine?"
  • Nobby
    Turn around and look down the road, this bitch is trying to slide open an office window. Call the cops. http://maps.google.com/?q=Google+London%4051.495238,-0.146663&hl=en-GB&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=&t=h&layer=c&cbll=51.495444,-0.146191&panoid=TSMPg8ch5f_rBaDedXMfBw&cbp=12,301.99,,3,5.14&ll=51.495492,-0.146341&spn=0,359.990001&z=17
  • Sean
    I was the one that found this 'scoop' the ironic thing is that its right outside the Google UK HQ :)
  • Birth R.
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