Swiss Insist on Google Street View Privacy
A Swiss court says Google must guarantee all faces and license plates photographed as part of its Street View maps are unrecognizable, even though Google says it'll cost too much.
A Swiss court has stood up for individuals' privacy rights in a case involving Google's Street View images. Google maintains that manually blurring out the faces and license plates sometimes caught by its cameras would be financially and logistically unfeasible. But it found little sympathy in the court, which said that merely obscuring a good portion of them via an automated process, which Google presently does, wasn't enough. “The anonymity of individuals must be ensured,” the court wrote. “Every person has a right of privacy with respect to his or her own image. No one may be photographed without his or her consent.”
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Infographics show the classes and anxieties in the supposedly classless U.S. economy.
For those of us who follow politics, we’re used to commentators referring to the President’s low approval rating as a surprise given the U.S.'s “booming” economy. This seeming disconnect, however, should really prompt us to reconsider the measurements by which we assess the health of an economy. With a robust U.S. stock market and GDP and low unemployment figures, it’s easy to see why some think all is well. But looking at real U.S. wages, which have remained stagnant—and have, thus, in effect gone down given rising costs from inflation—a very different picture emerges. For the 1%, the economy is booming. For the rest of us, it’s hard to even know where we stand. A recent study by Porch (a home-improvement company) of blue-collar vs. white-collar workers shows how traditional categories are becoming less distinct—the study references "new-collar" workers, who require technical certifications but not college degrees. And a set of recent infographics from CreditLoan capturing the thoughts of America’s middle class as defined by the Pew Research Center shows how confused we are.
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