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Topic # 240264 29-Aug-2018 18:05
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My son stalked me on Google Maps and saw a picture of me sitting outside my favourite lunchtime eatery, enjoying a little time outside for a smoke. That would have been between 1 and 3.00 or so. After a few minutes of teasing, we both jumped on Google Maps and went to the back of my office and car park. Google Maps had also captured  me on the 2nd floor private balcony of my office having a smoke with my PA!

 

Twice in one day? I see that everything appears to be timestamped now.

 

In the not too distant future our constant whereabouts will be tracked. But that's OK. Isn't it?


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  Reply # 2080984 29-Aug-2018 18:24
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It's when they start doing facial recondition and correlation to market to you that you gotta worry!

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2080985 29-Aug-2018 18:26
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Are you saying one of those Google camera cars snapped you twice in one day?


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  Reply # 2080986 29-Aug-2018 18:27
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Google maps is not live; how can your son stalk you on it?



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  Reply # 2080987 29-Aug-2018 18:27
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DarthKermit:

 

Are you saying one of those Google camera cars snapped you twice in one day?

 

 

Yes I am.


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  Reply # 2080989 29-Aug-2018 18:29
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hio77:

It's when they start doing facial recondition and correlation to market to you that you gotta worry!


 


 


Facial recondition, there's a huge market for it. Targeted marketing would be rather effective I imagine.




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  Reply # 2080990 29-Aug-2018 18:32
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andrewNZ:
hio77:

 

It's when they start doing facial recondition and correlation to market to you that you gotta worry!

 


Facial recondition, there's a huge market for it. Targeted marketing would be rather effective I imagine.

 

lol. See this is why you shouldn't reply on geekzone while reading work..

 

 

 

Screens full of test conditionals...

 

facial recognition i meant ofcourse.





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  Reply # 2080995 29-Aug-2018 18:37
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Batman: Google maps is not live; how can your son stalk you on it?

 

Yeah, wrong words. But that's what they are taught at school by their teachers when they do these "exercises". I have just asked him and he said he was asked to follow where friends, family or objects that they may know could be. My son called it stalking.

 

He is the smart arse.


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  Reply # 2081104 29-Aug-2018 21:14
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I thought Google Maps was...maps, not pictures.






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  Reply # 2081115 29-Aug-2018 21:32
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DarthKermit:

 

Are you saying one of those Google camera cars snapped you twice in one day?

 

 

...probably years ago. They don't update street view very often. 





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  Reply # 2081150 30-Aug-2018 00:42
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Long gone has the opportunity to claim to your nana that you can remotely control a drone anywhere in the world right this second by doing a demonstration of google street view.

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  Reply # 2081269 30-Aug-2018 10:55
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I guess this is further evidence that smoking is deadly.


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  Reply # 2081325 30-Aug-2018 12:33
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This wouldn't have happened if OP wasn't skiving off all the time!




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  Reply # 2081328 30-Aug-2018 12:41
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Linuxluver:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Are you saying one of those Google camera cars snapped you twice in one day?

 

 

...probably years ago. They don't update street view very often

 

 

That had been my thought as well, but you can bring up a timeline in maps. Lower Hutt High Street for instance was done in April 2008, Nov 2009, Aug 2013, Feb 2015, Dec 2017 and Feb 2018.

 

Whitmore Street in Wellington has been done 6 times as well. 


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  Reply # 2081346 30-Aug-2018 13:06
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hio77:

 

It's when they start doing facial recondition and correlation to market to you that you gotta worry!

 

In this instance just follow the smoke signals.





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  Reply # 2081371 30-Aug-2018 13:58
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DaveB:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Are you saying one of those Google camera cars snapped you twice in one day?

 

 

Yes I am.

 

 

It's all fun and games as long as they didn't snap you staggering out of a "gentleman's establishment' ! :-)

 

 


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