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Street View in (kind of) Swiss roll-over

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Swiss Exclusive

Trains and Buses to have blacked out windows because they are too High!

TV showing Faces is to be prohibited.

All glassess must conform to swiss blurring (ie sandblasted before sale)

Swiss Interenet will be filtered by a new Great FireAlp.

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In other words.

Google's swiss watchers aren't up to the exacting standards expected.

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Mmmm

Mmmm. Swiss Roll

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Simplez Solution.

Delete * from doogle.datacentres where countryfield=Switzerland

Just eliminate the country from Google in its entirety. No Search results, No Gmail for the country, maybe just a green/white splodge on the satellite maps where the country used to be. They'll soon come crawling back!

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I don't care

that its being awkward and pedantic.

Just happy to see somebody who's not scared to stand up to Google and tell them to do one.

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You're asking the wrong questions

I am astonished that everyone is ridiculing the Swiss instead of asking why no other Data Protection office has had the balls to stand up to Google.

The logical conclusion is that over 9 years of Blair/Bush "terrorists are bad, give up your privacy" indoctrination has indeed worked. No more need for that pesky 8th Human Right then, of course - go ahead, print your salary on your forehead, remove all the curtains and make sure you leave your letters opened on top of your letterbox.

No? Why? Got something to hide?

Wake up..

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Switzerland is right, as usual

Unconditionally, my right to privacy is greater than your desire to perv. Are you one of those creeps who stands on a box to look over somebody's garden hedge or into their windows?

If you live in a country whose MPs are more worried about getting their cut and institutionalising spying than supporiting the privacy and independence of its people, change your MPs or change your country.

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@ ElNumbre

No. The Swiss, being of generally sound mind and rational of thought will most likely just find different suppliers to provide the similar services to that shat out by Google.

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Stop

So this is still going on?

How many times is this going to happen?

1. Google agrees with countries data, privacy, police chiefs about what they want to do with Street View

2. Google does it's Street View thing

3. Street View goes live

4. Countries data, privacy and police chiefs all moan and tell Google how outrageous this is, who would possibly agree to such a thing.

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Hypocritical Swiss!

This is quite cheeky of the Swiss, who in some respects have some shocking data privacy practices. For example, you can send a car's reg plate number by SMS and you get a nice reply of the owners name and address! Surely this is potentially more of an issue then a blury / not blury enough plate!

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we dont care

If the vast, vast amount of information on the internet has proven anything its that no-one gives a crap about you and what you do in your back yard...

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@AC 17:05

"No more need for that pesky 8th Human Right then, of course - go ahead, print your salary on your forehead, remove all the curtains and make sure you leave your letters opened on top of your letterbox."

So tell me, how does having a few photos of the outside of my house on Street View compare, in even the slightest degree, to the sort of privacy invasion you're referring to here? I wouldn't particularly want any old Tom, Dietrich or Harbinder around the world knowing my salary or reading my personal mail, but giving them a few slightly blurry exterior photos of my house is a giant No Big Deal to me.

I'm sorry, but until someone gives me a damn good reason to worry about Street View, I'm going to stay firmly in the "really couldn't give a flying whatsit if Google want to spend all their money taking photos of the outside of buildings from public roads/paths" camp...

I'd even go one step further than this and say that I wish Google (or someone else) had been around doing this on a regular basis since the birth of photography - whilst it'll be nice in decades to come to be able to look back on what my old haunts used to look like in the good old days of 2008/9, I'd love to be able to turn the clock back *right now* and do a virtual drive-past of places I now only sort of remember from my childhood back in the 70's and 80's, which are now long since redeveloped and bear hardly any resemblance to how I remember them looking.

Then, having spent god knows how many hours doing that, I'd then like to turn the clock back some more and see how the places familiar to me now looked in the decades and centuries prior to my birth. Sure, I can scour the bookstores and libraries looking for old photos, but at best they'll only provide a very narrow window into a handful of areas, rather than the free-roaming wide-angle window now provided by Street View.

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