Upgrades for Google Maps Street View

Google is rolling out upgraded cars with upgraded camera rigs to capture Street View imagery. The new camera rig will help capture photos that are clearer, higher in resolution, and more vivid in color. Like the old design, the rig will attach to a vehicle’s roof, but the smaller ball on top now features just […]

Google Street View Wifi Snooping Cover-Up

Image Courtesy Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The engineer who wrote the code to capture the data told his managers about it. He told his colleagues about it. He wrote the code in his “20% time” – the “spare” time that Google allows staff to do projects that interest them – and it was then incorporated into […]