Street View

  • Explore Cambodia's spectacular Angkor Wat temples on Google Street View 05-04-2014 12:59 PM

    Phnom Penh: The spectacular temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google's Street View, a boost to the impoverished country's tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve the sprawling historic site. The Internet giant said in a statement Thursday that Street View now includes more...
  • Take a rafting trip at the Grand Canyon with Google Street View 14-03-2014 04:47 PM

    Flagstaff: Google has taken its all-seeing eyes on a trip that few experience: the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. The search giant partnered with the advocacy group American Rivers to showcase views of nearly 300 miles of whitewater rapids, towering red canyon walls, and rich geologic history. The 360-degree...
  • Now explore Taj Mahal in 360 degrees on Google Street View 21-02-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: Enthusiasts can now explore 360 degree online imagery of 30 Indian heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Red Fort, which were released by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Google. The launch was the result of Google and ASI's joint initiative to make 100...
  • Google Maps shows body of 14-year-old boy; father wants it to be taken down 19-11-2013 10:11 AM

    Richmond: A San Francisco Bay Area man wants Google Maps to remove an aerial image that shows the body of his 14-year-old son, who was shot and killed in 2009. Jose Barrera told KTVU-TV over the weekend that he became aware of the image of his son Kevin earlier in...
  • Google to add 100 Indian monuments to Street View 03-10-2013 06:01 PM

    New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India has joined hands with Google India for an endeavour to create 360-degree online panoramic imagery of 100 "nationally-important monuments" in the country like Taj Mahal, Humayun's Tomb, Khajuraho and the Ajanta and Ellora caves, etc. The Internet giant and the Ministry of Culture signed...
  • CJ Street View: Delhi Police's Insensitive Ad 04-08-2013 03:22 PM

    Delhi police recently ran (and withdrew) a controversial ad that some said promoted child labor. In this segment, CJ takes to the streets to get people's reactions. ...
  • Explore Harry Potter film set on Google Map's Street View 07-07-2013 09:32 AM

    Mumbai: Google has now come up with a way for Muggles and Wizards alike to visit Diagon Alley, without have to shell out a lot of Galleons to get to London. The search engine giant has added the well known alley on Google Map's Street View. While Street View mode...
  • Google to add Galapagos Islands to Street View 24-05-2013 12:48 PM

    San Francisco: Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world's largest tortoises and other fantastical creatures that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Soon it will take only the click of a mouse or finger swipe on a tablet to...
  • German state fines Google for Street View data breach 23-04-2013 11:07 AM

    Frankfurt: A German privacy regulator has fined Google for illegally recording signals from Wifi networks while it was taking photographs for its Street View service. Google's roving Street View vans picked up large amounts of personal data such as e-mails, passwords, photos and online chat protocols, said the commissioner for...
  • Google beings collecting Street View data in India 02-06-2011 07:34 AM

    New Delhi: Internet giant Google's long awaited and very ambitious project Streetview is ready to map and explore everything on Indian streets with its new application Google Streetview. This software will show you everything from a high rise to a small restaurant. Google Streetview unlike Google earth allows you a...
  • Google Street View coming to India 26-05-2011 03:50 PM

    Bangalore: Google announced its plans to offer Street View of Indian cities on its Maps platform. "We are launching the Street View project from Bangalore as it is the IT capital of India where IT-savvy users will be able to leverage the benefits of the facility optimally," Google India product...
  • Google Street View hits security hurdle in Israel 22-02-2011 04:42 PM

    Jerusalem: Google has for years fought allegations that its mapping and photography services infringed on privacy. Now the Internet giant is facing concerns from Israel that the technology could be used for terrorism. Israel announced today it is considering ways for Google Street View to photograph Israeli cities, despite concerns...
  • US regulators scold Google for 'Wi-Spying' 28-10-2010 11:19 AM

    New York: The Federal Trade Commission is scolding Google Inc. without punishing the Internet search leader for collecting e-mails, passwords and other personal information transmitted over unsecured wireless networks. In a two-page letter released Wednesday, the regulatory agency expressed its displeasure with Google for allowing potentially sensitive information to be...
  • Google risks heavy fines for Street View in Italy 27-10-2010 12:51 PM

    Rome: Italy has threatened Google with fines of 180,000 euros each time it photographs neighbourhoods without giving clear warning to residents of the presence of its cameras, according to the watchdog tasked with safeguarding privacy in Italy. Italy is the first European country to adopt measures that can punish the...
  • Google Street View scoops private data 26-10-2010 11:43 AM

    Google admitted for the first time its Street View cars accidentally collected complete emails and passwords. ...
  • Italy orders Google to mark Street View cars 25-10-2010 11:13 AM

    Milan: Italy's privacy regulator has told Google Inc it will have to make sure its "Street View" photo-collecting cars are clearly marked and their itinerary is publicised, a daily newspaper reported on Saturday. Under the regulator's decision, Google has to publish three days in advance on its web site, in...
  • Google Street View cars collected email, passwords 23-10-2010 02:57 PM

    San Francisco: Google Inc admitted for the first time its "Street View" cars around the world accidentally collected more personal data than previously disclosed - including complete emails and passwords - potentially breathing new life into probes in various countries. The disclosure comes just days after Canada's privacy watchdog said...
  • Canada's privacy watchdog bites Google 20-10-2010 11:31 AM

    Vancouver: Canada's privacy watchdog accused Google Inc on Tuesday of violating the rights of thousands of Canadians by inappropriately collecting their personal information in building its Street View service. Google must tighten its privacy protection systems to prevent a repeat of the incident, blamed on a careless software engineer, and...
  • Germany seeks Internet data protection code 21-09-2010 12:09 PM

    Berlin: Germany's government urged the Internet industry on Monday to produce a voluntary data protection code to cover services like Google Inc.'s "Street View" mapping service. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere met with representatives of Google and Apple Inc. among others after Google's plans to introduce "Street View" in Germany...
  • Many Germans opt out of Google Street View 20-09-2010 12:39 PM

    Berlin Hundreds of thousands of Germans have requested their homes be kept out of Google's Street View mapping service, a German magazine reported. Citing company sources, weekly Der Spiegel said "several hundred thousand" tenants had already objected to inclusion in the Google service, which uses camera-equipped fleets of cars to...