Boring couple loses case against Google – Evil is as evil does

Posted in Web by astromanic on February 18, 2009

THE COUPLE THAT sued Google claiming that the firm’s Street View represents an invasion of their privacy have lost their case.

Aaron and Christine Boring said that Google had “significantly disregarded privacy interests” when it photographed their house.They said having their home visible on Google’s Street View caused them “mental suffering” and asked for $25,000 in damagesBut a judge in the US District Court for Western Pennsylvania dismissed the case, saying the Borings “failed to state a claim under any count.”

Google said privacy no longer exists, what with all these new-fangled satellites in the sky and CCTV and what have you. And there’s nothing wrong with cars cruising the streets taking shots of people in their underwear, it said.

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