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Google Maps gets high-res aerial imagery for 72 countries, regions

According to the Google's Lat-Long Blog, the company has added new high-resolution aerial photography to Google Maps. This follows similar news from Microsoft a couple of weeks ago who also updated their own Bing Maps service with 215TB of high-resolution imagery. …

Explore the Antarctic with Google Maps and Street View

Armchair explorers can now enjoy impromptu South Pole safaris from the warm comfort of their cozy homes. Google announced on Tuesday that its Street View team has been hard at work collecting 360-degree imagery of notable locations in Antarctica and…

Google may face further WiFi snooping investigation by British ICO

The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), tasked with the enforcement of the Data Protection Act, has confirmed it's reviewing the recently published report by its American counterpart, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in order to decide whether further action needs…

Google archives Japan tsunami damage through Street View

Google has made good on an initiative announced earlier this year to archive areas of Northeastern Japan that were affected by the earthquake and resulting tsunami in March. 360-degree imagery of devastated areas is now available through Street View in…

Google takes Street View indoors with Business Photos

Google has launched a new program that takes the company’s often controversial Street View project one step further. The latest offering is going indoors, taking high-resolution photos of business storefronts in an effort to help them build their online presence. …

Google abandons Street View in Germany

Google has stopped sending out its Street View cars in Germany. Although a German court recently ruled that photography in streets is perfectly legal, and thus Google is allowed to continue updating its Street View service, the company has decided…

France fines Google Ä100,000 over Street View

France's National Commission for Information Freedom (CNIL) has nailed Google with a Ä100,000 ($142,000) fine for gathering private data from unsecured Wi-Fi connections. Early last year, the search giant revealed that its Street View cars accessed unpassworded wireless networks and…

Google Art Project: Street View for museums, great works of art

Google has announced Google Art Project, a new tool which makes more than 1,000 works of art more accessible. The company used technologies like Picasa and App Engine to make the project possible, and also built a new technology that…

Google fanboys egg blurred-out Street View homes

The ongoing privacy dispute over Google Street View got a little crazier this past weekend. Some Germans who elected to have their homes removed from the service were victimized by anti-privacy vandals who threw eggs at their homes and left…

South Korea raids Google over Street View

South Korean authorities raided Google's Seoul office today, seeking any user data obtained illegally through its Street View project, which has caused the search giant quite a bit of legal friction. Along with Korea's pursuit, 37 US states and the…