Think the title is confusing??
Well it should be confusing as Google is planning to walk through shopping centers all over the globe so you can see stores in your browser and on your mobile device before you even leave your home, when you think about it the idea is great but i see 1 fatal flaw in the plan that may make many people feel uneasy about when the pictures reach the internet. As everyone should know Google doesn’t ask your permission when the Google Maps images reach the internet which has been fine up until now because they have only captured people outdoors, when it comes down to it though do you really want your face on Google Maps publicly exposed while you walk around or shop in a store?
I know i sure don’t without my permission first as it’s wrong that a company as big as Google can take pictures and put them on the web without our permission but when we do it we face copyright laws and such, i personally don’t want my face publicly facing the world as you never know who’s looking at the map and what they might do with it. In today’s day and age you never know who might be using the service for reasons other then finding the correct way to there destination and such, i know this won’t deter Google in any way, shape or form but i feel like we the public have a say in what should be allowed to be uploaded to the web and what should NOT be!
Some people may disagree but there is a main reason why countries have individual privacy laws which protects us from companies like Google doing such a thing but apparently like i said before they are exempt from these laws and free to do what they want when they want, I’m not smart enough to start a global poll or enough but simply spreading the word around should be enough to grab the attention of the Google developers that we should have a say before this extended service goes live in Google Maps.