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Google Expanding Street View in Canada

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March 26, 2010

Google has announced it is gearing up to expand its Street View mapping to every Canadian province and territory. CBC News reports that Google will spend the next few months photographing streets in cities and towns throughout Canada as the country joins the U.S., UK and France in having nationwide Street View. When Street View was first introduced in Canada, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart raised concerns that the service could violate privacy laws, the report states, but Google has since added technology aimed at alleviating those concerns. Google also confirmed it will be heading back to Windsor to take new pictures after city officials complained that the existing photos were taken during a strike last summer and show unkempt streets and garbage piles in many locations.
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