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Google Street View to map people’s movements

Tanya Goodin
Tanya Goodin
1 April 2009

In an exciting new development Google has announced that from today, using Google Street View, they are now able to track and monitor your movements on a day by day basis.

Combining Street View with Mobile IP tracking, Google Local and known locations enables Google to build up a picture of all your daily movements.

This will lead to some great personalisation of their search results as they are able to see which shops you have been in and therefore what you may like to see advertised. How cool is that? Go into Gap and get French Connection ads next time you are online!

Some may see this as an invasion of their civil liberties but as this is currently an opt-in through your Google account rest assured you can control your own information, or at least that info which is publicly available.



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