I use the 'Googly street thingy' quite regularly, it's excellent for finding your way out of strange airports (always the most difficult part) - having 'driven' the route a few times on the computer, everything is familiar and recognisable when you come to do it in real life. Unfortunately the concept terrifies the security obsessed.Where does all this fit with the Google (Earth or maps) van taking pictures at street level to go online with their satellite images & maps. It's a while since I heard anything about this; is it still happening? or was it 1st April when I originally heard about it?
I agree Treeve about not being dragged off the street and being beaten up, but we are the most 'surveilled' society in the world in the UK now.I still consider that we are not living here in a Police State (though I do appreciate your meaning). We do not live in fear of instant removal to a camp of doubtful purpose and outcome, nor are we beaten to a pulp in the street.
There are a number of photographs in the public domain taken by Forces photographers of what may be described as having potential for abuse. It all makes a mockery of any applied restrictions to the public.
Another 'win' for Islam. We may as well convert now and save them the bother of giving us a hard time until we do.The attached article appeared in the Daily Telegraph of Monday 16th Feb.
Pay particular attention to Col 4, Para 2 about the Cleveland photographer.
I think we need to be very concerned, not just about this particular incident, but about just where it might lead
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