Google Maps Lets You Peep Into Homes

Over at BoingBoing, a concerned reader wrote it to let them know what Google Maps is spying into his living room. Recall that Street View feature I talked about earlier today? Great service, but it turns out you can zoom all the way into someone’s living room window. In this case, enough to make out this chick’s cat.

So the big question becomes: where do you draw the line between convenience and privacy? Do you think it’s OK to have this woman’s home peaked into so that you can see what downtown San Francisco looks like? I think so. You can barely make out the cat and as long as the picture isn’t taken at nighttime when you’re partying naked with a handle of rum, then no harm done.

Google Maps is spying on my cat, says freaked out BB reader [BoingBoing]