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Subject: [Leica] Friday morning at Zen
From: pdzwig at (Peter Dzwig)
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 08:26:30 +0100
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Over her (Britain) a village turmed out en masse to turn Google's camera cars
back. THere have been other similar incidents elsewhere.

For right or wrong there is a lot of concern about Google photographing at
street level. People feel that there may be an invasion of privacy issue. 
may not want it known - for whatever reason - that they were on that street
then. Blurring doesn't always work. You could identify the people outside the
Zen Cafe without being able to see their faces, by the clothes that they were
wearing - or Tom at least. It may not be sufficient to blur.

On the other hand we are the most photographed (with CCTV cameras) nation on 


Steve Barbour wrote:
> On Oct 7, 2009, at 1:12 PM, Henning Wulff wrote:
>> Google earth/maps now has Streetview up for Vancouver.
>> If you enter:
>> 1659 Yew Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
>> in, and rotate to view the west side of the street
>> (the building with the little yellow framed wood terrace, that's the
>> Zen Cafe where Tom Abrahamsson, I and various photographers and
>> friends have and continue to meet on Friday mornings. Many LUGgers
>> know the place.
>> This street was obviously shot on a Friday morning about 10:30am in
>> April, because under the cherry tree are seen Tom in his tan vest
>> fiddling with his pipe, Chris Cameron in dark, myself in a light blue
>> shirt and one other person who I can't recognize at the moment.
> fascinating...
> re Google... The commission has also expressed concern about Google
> placing images of people on the Internet without their consent. The
> company said it has developed sophisticated technology to automatically
> blur faces as well as licence plates on cars. It has also placed simple
> instructions on its Google Maps website to allow people to ask that
> specific images be removed.
>> -- 
>>   *            Henning J. Wulff
>>  /|\      Wulff Photography & Design
>> /###\   mailto:henningw at
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Dr Peter Dzwig                          

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