I think it's fun for about ten minutes but after that it's pretty pointless. It's nice to look at places you know but there's not really anything you can "do" with it.
And i'd like to think that the one time i had too much to drink and had to throw it up wouldn't be captured on picture forever. You can't just do crazy things and then forget about them anymore!
Google has helped quite a lot for the protection of the internet, for example they host a speedtester which tells you if your ISP is throttling P2P/other ISPs which do.
What they did in China was a bad idea though.
If it was live I would be more concerned, but they're only images. It's really not that interesting anyway.
brilliant thing - no more holidays needed
i find the google street view amazing
If it is just meant to be a high-tech map then I would naturally assume that's all people would be using it for; however people's faces should be blurred along with other things such as the interiors of houses. The main thing that concerned me was how far you're allowed to zoom in.
How do you use it? Is it just London it shows you?
I am not saying it will definitely be used for crime, but the student street where I live has all the 'To Let' boards outside, so anyone can have a good look and know precisely which houses are going to be empty over the next few weeks...
I hope the Neo-Luddites who are trying to block Google from photographing their houses do not disrupt the service from going fully live. The argument about burglars is ridiculous - surely burglars favour access to the rear of houses, where visibility is much lower. Technology won't wait.
I'm not doing anything wrong so I don't care really.