Google’s popular global mapping project, Street View has been facing a lot of flak off late owing to the thin line between the service, and issues of privacy, it allegedly defies. Adding to the string of criticism is an order from the officials of the Bangalore Police, forcing the service to back off from the city.

Getting the Street View

Getting the Street View

The search engine giant has, in the wake of the order stopped its Street View cars with immediate effect. Google is now looking into the matter, and is preparing itself to answer the questions that the police would pose to them. The Street View services are being largely spoken about, and had reached fair levels of popularity. However, like mentioned above, the service has been raising security fears in various parts of the world. Bangalore is in fact not the only one to have voiced its displeasure, as far as Street View is concerned. In Austria and Czech Republic, the service faced a temporary ban, while nations like Germany and other member nations of the European Union forced a total shut down of the service.

Apparently, Google had secured its permissions from Bangalore’s traffic police, before it began its services.

Source: Reuters

Publish date: June 21, 2011 6:11 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:03 pm

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