Google can track everything you do online through its vast network of tools and sites. A guy in France learnt that even offline he can’t escape Google!
A Frenchman is in a fix. The guy was peeing in his own garden – crazy spot to do so – when the Google’s Street view cameraman came calling. Google Maps has a street view, where the pictures of the houses are shown. These pictures represent a point in time. And the Frenchman’s time was when he was in full view.
He lives in a village where everyone knows him and he came to know about the picture from the people around him who immediately recognized him and he had already become a laughing stock!
The slightly blurred photo, seen by AFP, shows an individual relieving himself in a garden in the village in the west-central Maine-et-Loire department.
France’s data privacy regulator imposed a record fine of 100,000 euros ($142,000) on Google last March for collecting private information while compiling photos for the service.
Moral of the Story: Don’t take Google for granted, not even offline!