Street View blocked

Google>> Roads • Bengaluru

Published: Saturday 16 July 2011

Google has stopped collecting images for its Street View service in Bengaluru after police raised security concerns.

imageGoogle launched its project to collect high definition images to give Google users 360 degree views of streets in Bengaluru in May.

“We received a letter from Bengaluru’s commissioner of police and are reviewing it. We will not be collecting any more images for Street View until we speak to the police,” a Google spokesperson told AFP.

Bengaluru’s additional police commissioner, Sunil Kumar, said that Bengaluru, home to key defence and scientific institutions like Indian Space Research Organisation, was high on the list of terror targets. Google India’s Product Head Vinay Goel told an Indian news channel they were “only driving on public roads and taking publicly available imagery”.

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