First we had NASA spying on Athens to help “fight the fire” and now we have Google being used to peep in on the tragic life of kidnapped-but-found-again Jaycee Lee Dugard — but all in the name of “newsgathering.” Are we in any way offended that Google’s maps can be so easily used to dig into the private lives of others?
Here’s a closer look at Jaycee’s backyard prison:
Not close enough?
Google will take you in for a really intimate peeping:
How close is “too close” for Panopticonic comfort?
Do we have any expectation of privacy in the privacy of our own backyard?
Or, if we have a sky above us, should we just always assume by default that we’re being watched and geotagged and stored on a server somewhere in Oceania?