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Woman collects thousands of dollars from Google Street View

Woman collects thousands of dollars from Google Street View
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At first, Google Street View seems like an amazing tool that can show you pretty much anywhere on Earth, close up. And it is, but like the Internet as a whole, it also has a dark side.

Google Street View has caught bad breakups on camera, possibly killed a dog and has seen its fair share of pranksters. There's also, you know, that whole privacy thing. 

This time around a woman in Canada sued Google and won after it posted an image of her with exposed cleavage as she was sitting on her front doorstep.

The small-claims case claimed the "flagrant abuse of her right to a private life, the protection of her image and of her dignity," and she was granted a $2,250 settlement.

Even though the woman's face, home address and license plate were blurred out of the photo, the judge ruled that doesn't instantly make the woman unrecognizable - she was still ridiculed and humiliated by colleagues.

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