Nothing says “Big Brother is watching” quite like Google Street View.
It provides us with a window into the world.
More often than is decent, however, it can also provide a view into our windows.
It’s tough enough to maintain privacy these days. Go and check out your Facebook account.
Heaven forbid you accidentally clicked on something on the web that you don’t want to be reminded of. For the next few days, it’s all that you will see.
Back to Google Street View.
While it’s true that anyone could just drive by your house to take a look at it (there isn’t enough tinfoil in the world to shield you from that ‘privacy violation’), you can blur it online.
If you don’t like the image that Google captured of your abode, or, as Mashable points out, “don’t think Google should have indexed and digitized photos of your home available for all to see”, here’s a handy instructional video on how to turn your house into a homogenous blob:
You could also just build a very high wall.
Sure, the former is cheaper, but it’s up to you.
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