Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

Rejects Google Street View

Illustration by Alex Castro  The Verge Illustration by Alex Castro The Verge
Sandy Mccarthy | 30 March, 2018, 00:33

Initially, Google launched their Google Maps service with only one language i.e.

Google Street View provides panoramic street-level imagery by stitching together a series of 360-degree pictures shot by a drive-through vehicle that traverses a labyrinth of roads and lanes in a city. In July 2015, Google had submitted a proposal on Google Street View for the government's permission, informed Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir. The app records 360-degree panoramic and street-level 3D imagery and posts it online.

Tech giant Google may be required to pay more than $8 billion to Oracle, a company that owns the rights to major internet technologies such as Java, after losing a protracted court battle centered on just two patents.

"The government did not agree to the proposal", the Minister said.

Google had launched Street View in 2011 in Bengaluru. There are chances that the application which already has many users in various countries where the newly supported languages are spoken, however, this would open a large new market for the Google Maps.

Could Street View be a tool for terrorist reconnaissance?

As an experimental basis, Google launched Street View is some tourist sites like the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Varanasi river bank, Nalanda University, Mysore Palace, Thanjavur temple and Chinnaswamy stadium among others through a partnership with Archaeological Society of India.

Donald Trump's approval rating highest in 11 months, say poll
Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points, it is larger for subgroups. McMaster is leaving early next month, and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is reportedly set to be the next to go .

This was in light of the Pathankot attack on their airbase where it is said that terrorists used Google Maps to become acquainted with the place as according to sources during the attack they seemed to have prior knowledge of the airbase's topography.

Google Street View: Security Reasons Behind the Rejection?

More on an individual level, but Google Street View can be potentially used to stalk a person and learn all about where they live and details of areas surrounding them.

However, in 2013, geospatial solutions company Genesys International Corporation Ltd tied up with ministry of tourism to provide digital walkthroughs in 54 Indian cities. To do that, they encouraged users through their platform Local Guides to answer five questions about places that they visited to place them on city Maps. It can also help tourists who can come to the country with some surety.

Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Genesys operates seven geospatial production and software development centres in India.

This may be why Facebook has recently started prompting users with this permission request for call and text history on newer versions of Messenger.

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