Google Streetview #Park St, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, 2009

Google Streetview

Google Streetview #Mountain View, California, USA, 2009Google Streetview #Calle del Padre Pedro Velasco, Valencia , EspanaGoogle Streetview #Broad way, New Yor k, NY, USA, 2009Google Streetview #Park St, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, 2009
Google Streetview #Mountain View, California, USA, 2009

Google Streetview #Mountain View, California, USA, 2009

Google Streetview #Calle del Padre Pedro Velasco, Valencia , Espana

Google Streetview #Calle del Padre Pedro Velasco, Valencia , Espana

Google Streetview #Broad way, New Yor k, NY, USA, 2009

Google Streetview #Broad way, New Yor k, NY, USA, 2009

Google Streetview #Park St, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, 2009

Google Streetview #Park St, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, 2009

A lot of controversies about privacy issues have been triggered at the launch of Google Street View because of such a detailed level of the images that make possible even recognitions of people faces. On several fronts the program was being requested to darken the faces and car license plates. Currently the software implements an algorithm which automatically identifies individual car plates and faces, and thus darkens them graphically. However, the initial alarm about the privacy invasion caused by the software has been curbed. This work shows images of the performative participation of these worldwide users who happily greeted the passing of the Google car, consciously wanted their faces to be recorded.

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