Service for Burglars?!


This blog post was published on Sunday 4 April 2010.

Compare these two press reports very carefully.  The first report is the original, from the Telegraph, the second was reported subsequently by V3.

The company interviewed 1,317 people – 57 per cent of which described the street mapping service an ‘intrusion’ while 24 per cent said that they believed it was simply ‘a service for burglars’.

Seventy-three per cent of the people polled who called the service an ‘intrusion’ said that they were most angered by the fact they have not given permission for the publishing of images.

Just over a third of those interviewed believe that the expansion of the service, which rolled out yesterday, was a positive move.

Street View Concerns

According to the report 57 per cent of those interviewed described the service an ‘intrusion’ while 24 per cent said that they believed it was ‘a service for burglars’. A staggering seventy-three per cent labeled the service an ‘intrusion’ and said that they were most angered by the fact they have not given permission for the publishing of images.

Just over a third said they thought the expansion of the service, announced on Thursday, was a positive thing.

Street View Slammed

Is it me or is that really bad journalism by V3?!