Here in the US we are used to being able to zoom in on street level images of anything in our area.
Google started mapping up and down our streets years ago, and it all happened with so little fanfare, that nobody really got the chance to complain.
Things are different in the UK, where residents are beginning to complain quite vocally about the privacy invasion caused by the ability to get up close and personal with just about anything, anywhere.
In the town of Milton Keynes, residents noticed the camera equipped Google car snapping photos of their homes, and decided it wasn’t going to happen.
The angry mob stopped just short of bringing their own pitchforks, but managed to block the driver, and then chase him away.
Of course, the whole thing could have been done to prevent anyone in the town showing up on Google doing something stupid.