This was the week when a top US senator laid down the law
with Google and Apple over their Maps apps. Or actually, he didn't, he just laid down his suggestion that maybe having "military-grade spy planes" flying around snapping pics of the whole world was less than desirable. He thundered:
Barbecuing or sunbathing in your backyard shouldn't be a public event. People should be free from the worry of some high-tech Peeping Tom technology violating one's [sic] privacy when in your [sic] own home.
It's a little bit late for Senator Charles Schumer to be concerned about how much of the world Google's eyes have already creeped over, but he says he's more worried now because of reports that the Chocolate Factory and Apple have upgraded their spying mapping capabilities. But neither Apple nor Google need to be bothered by the senator's comments yet, since they are just that: comments, with no force of law behind them. Still, must feel good to get that off his chest.