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CEO: Street View "Not a Monitoring Situation"

ONLINE PRIVACY

October 27, 2010

Computerworld reports on comments by Google CEO Eric Schmidt in a CNN interview on issues related to recent privacy concerns around Google's Street View mapping service. With Street View, Schmidt said, photographs of buildings are only taken once. "This is not a monitoring situation," he said. In response to criticism over one of his comments on privacy during the interview, Schmidt has said that the unedited interview shows the context of the back-and-forth on privacy issues, noting, "I clearly misspoke. If you are worried about Street View and want your house removed, please contact Google, and we will remove it."
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