Penguins Rejoice! Google StreetView Arrives In Antarctica

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Inhabitants of the Antarctic will be glad to hear that their desire to access cutting edge technology is finally being recognized. (via Techland)

Google StreetView, a program that allows users to navigate virtual streets at ground level, has been expanded to include Antarctica. The move makes StreetView now present on every one of the world’s seven continents and in 25 countries. It is also launching in Ireland and Brazil this week, but NewsFeed are understandably less interested in this news as neither of these places are home to super cute penguins.

On the company’s blog Brian McClendon, the vice-president of engineering at Google Earth and Maps, wrote: “We hope this new imagery will help people in Ireland, Brazil, and even the penguins of Antarctica to navigate nearby, as well as enable people around the world to learn more about these areas.”

However, the sites global expansion has upset privacy campaigners, who say that its images of the exteriors of people’s homes are an unauthorized intrusion into their lives. NewsFeed isn’t sure how bothered the penguins will really be about such privacy issues.

Check out the full report on Techland.

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