What is the point of Street View?

Let us know what you think. Is Google Street View a case of “because we can” or does it have a practical application? Why does it use such high definition pictures where you can zoom in to look through people’s windows or view items normally hidden behind fences? Is masking faces good enough to protect identities?

In most cases a long shot of a street would be enough to give a picture of what it’s like. Shooting every thirty feet or so seems to be overkill. Should people be allowed to have their premises taken out of the frame?

Is it a fuss over nothing or serious invasion of privacy?

Fellow journalist Guy Clapperton disagrees vehemently with me in his post.

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