Google Maps Zoom Magic Uncovered

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The new street view feature that appears in Google Maps is pretty righteous, but how the f*ck are they doing it? It gives me the creeps and if it ever shows up around me I’ll be kicking and screaming. It’s zooming into people’s homes and everything. It’s a clear violation of my privacy.

So who is doing all this? Immersive Media is the culprit and the means by which they’re doing it is quite laughable. A VW Beetle? Seriously. Anyways, the Beetle is cruising around with an 11-sided camera catching you in the act of whatever it is that you do. Creepy and cool at the same time. Don’t you think?

Google Maps zoom: here’s the device and vehicle behind it [BoingBoing]

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