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Final Google Item for the Day

This is funny, but also speaks to whether Google is respectful of our personal privacy.

It seems that an Aussie gent lost his bloke. To commemorate his mate's death, the 36-year-old Bill got snockered and passed out in front of his house, just in time for a camera-laden Google van to drive by. The photos were posted on the 'Net, much to Bill's chagrin.

Is anything in public view fair game to be posted on the 'Net? Should people having heart attacks, clothing malfunctions or getting mugs be put on a Web page? And what if this happened to you? Tell us what you think by writing dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on August 13, 2008 at 11:52 AM