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Google street view was used to nab drug suspects in East Williamsburg this week. Kim Zetter, technology writer for wired.com, adresses the nature of the technology used, and the implications of its use for law-enforcement.
There was an interesting lawsuit out in Suffolk County (I think) regarding use of Google Earth to show where people were installing pools without a permit. I think the city had to stop using this data.
It was reported to me by an employee working for a Third Party Tech company that partners with Google that,"Facebook is quietly selling user data to Google"
not exactly related but this video from Arcade Fire uses google street view in a real cool way: http://thewildernessdowntown.com/
I've only seen 1 still of the suspects, in which they're just standing on the corner. Is there more that's not being shown publicly, which might actually show the exchange of drugs & money?
Please ask the Guest--According to an article, the suspects were already under surveillance by cops and had their own video of the suspects. What difference did Google Street View make in this case??
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