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Google Earth 6 released - makes trees 3D!

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Nov 29 2010 7:00 PM CST
Google has released Google Earth 6, with it comes a variety of upgrades and improvements. Most important is Street View is now deeply integrated into Google Earth which allows users to fly from space to whichever street Google has Street View imagery of.

Google Earth 6 released - makes trees 3D! | TweakTown.com


In order to do this, pickup the Pegman icon docked right next to the navigation controls and drop Pegman wherever you see a blue-highlighted road.

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Google: Street View cars are no longer - in Australia

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Oct 31 2010 8:38 PM CDT
Google has confirmed that it's Street View program has stopped operations in Australia - in the wake of it's Wi-Fi data collection controversy earlier in the year.

Google: Street View cars are no longer - in Australia | TweakTown.com


Google revealed the news at a Senate inquiry into the practice of protecting the privacy of Australians online - with Google admitting it had indeed "mistakenly" collected data from home networks via it's Street View cars - noting that private emails, web addresses and even passwords were among the data collected.

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