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Smile for the camera!  (Source: Google)
Google Street View can sometimes pick up on some less than savory moments.

Google Street View is a nifty little tool that can be used with the Google Maps program. I'm sure that many of you have Googled your home or some of your hangouts to see if you could find your car or simply just "cruise" through town at street level.

I personally used the feature to zoom in on my house at street level to see my car parked in my driveway as the Google Street View vehicle whizzed by unannounced.

On other occasions, I've seen people post their Street View finds online. Just last month, I ran across an accident in Phoenix, Arizona caught by a Street View vehicle. The vehicle captures a Range Rover upside down after it crashed into an Audi Q7. Panning around the scene, you can see bystanders looking on in amazement.

Today, however, when visiting my favorite place for car-related topics, The Car Lounge, I came across a rather interesting Google Street View find. The Google Street View vehicle appears to capture a drug deal going down in one of Chicago's rather seedy neighborhoods.

The apparent "deal" doesn't appear to faze any of the bystanders in the scene as they are going about their business.

But it just goes to show that Google's reach is extending into just about every facet of American life... even if it's not in a way that the company would prefer.

For the rest of you out there, post your interesting Street View finds from around the U.S. Don't be shy, I'm sure that the DailyTech readership can find some interesting scenes of your own.



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By petalsofpain on 3/25/2008 2:40:46 PM , Rating: 1
This is really the start of something new again... the ultimate response to Big Brother Epsilon and all that other crap... and it really doesn't let you get away with ignoring things...

Me I say that it is about time XDXD!! Makes for a whole lot of more interesting things to be doing when you are wasting time on the net. I am for sure am going to try and look things up after seeing something like this. I sure hope that there are others that are feeling the liberating feel that this brings about. Just when you were thinking that Bush and the Republicans were able to get about with any kind of cheating you see something like this...

Hallelujah and Amen and no I am not a christian or devout of anything substantial. It just plain feels good to be alive when there are things like this going about.

Peace to you all. Feeling mighty good over here^^!




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