Don’t like Google Street View cameras photographing your house?

October 26th, 2010

Eric Schmidt recommends you “Just Move.”

Oh wait, Google is filming everyone, everywhere.  So that won’t really solve the problem.

As I wrote in Omniveillance, once Google transitioned from capturing information online to capturing information in the real world, people really cannot avoid the limelight:

Currently, people who seek to stay out of the limelight can avoid using a computer, abstain from posting to blogs, and miss out on all of the fun of social networking. However, under this new regime, you can’t run; you can’t hide; there is no escape.
Google issued a retraction, noting that Schmidt “clearly mispoke.” But you still may want to change your name while you’re at it.