Posts Tagged ‘Google’

“I’m feeling lucky”

October 19th, 2019 No comments
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Living in a bubble

October 16th, 2012 No comments

Google maps 45° in 26 new cities

June 2nd, 2012 No comments

I occasionally found out that, zooming with Google maps in Zurich, the view suddenly switches from a bird eye’s view to a 45° view. So it looks like “Google map’s 45 degree” option has been enabled just a few days ago for another 26 cities.
This new feature (or bug?) might raise new privacy related questions…

Zoom factor 17 (bird eye’s view):

Zoom factor 18 (three quarter’s view):

Berne: 31st of May 2012
Zurich: 25th of May 2012

Expose your private parts to avoid Google tracking

February 10th, 2010 No comments

The “Berlin way” to hinder Google maps tracking:

Track the trackers (

More about this:

@fffffat (twitter)

And here’s the “Norwegian way” of protesting for privacy:
(Read more on Boingboing)

This reminds me of a project we did in 2004, when I studies media arts at the University of arts and applied sciences, messing around with an omnidirectional video camera, recording the streets in Zurich: