Woman Caught Naked By Google Street View Camera

“Doesn’t Google supposedly use some high-tech program that supposedly pixelates the faces of unsuspecting individuals caught by its invasive Street View cameras?” asks The Smoking Gun in posting this image of a woman caught by Google’s cameras standing outside her home naked.

Certainly embarrassing for this woman, but is Google’s Street View really “invasive?” It’s been controversial, but all Google does is document and index imagery that’s available from public spaces. There’s nothing “invasive” about that.

People shouldn’t do things in public that they don’t want to be seen publicly, including standing outside naked.

In privacy issues, we should always ask ourselves whether or not people in a given situation have a reasonable expectation of privacy. I don’t think someone standing outside their home naked, and visible from a public street, has an expectation of privacy.