Google Street View. It can cause you all sorts of problems and embarrassment.
The mapping site's latest victim is none other than an anonymous 50-year-old Frenchman caught going oui oui in his yard. The front one, that is. He's now filed a Google Street View lawsuit, demanding the Internet company remove his picture from the site.
He also wants to be paid at least $10,000 Euros ($13,200).
The monetary amount is to compensate the man for the ridicule he has suffered at the hands of his neighbors, explains NBC. Though his face is blurred, it seems locals have recognized other uh, parts of his body.
Or maybe not, as it appears his oui oui is no longer available to view. See for yourself:
It remains unclear why the man whipped it out in his front yard during the light of day. However, the Google Street View lawsuit claims he believed a closed gate was blocking his nether regions from view. Still, neighbors are nosey, even when you live in a small rural village of 3,000.
And so is the Google car, which has a 360-degree camera mounted on its roof. That thing can see into your windows and over a fence. It can catch you leaving your mistress' apartment and laying naked by the pool. It knows all and sees all, so it's no surprise it caught a Frenchman peeing in his yard.
But you know what is surprising? There haven't been more Google Street View lawsuits here in the U.S.
- Man Sues Google Over Street View Photo of Him Peeing (Mashable)
- Google Street View Wiretapping Lawsuit Proceeds (FindLaw's Technologist)
- Google's Street View: Too Revealing? (FindLaw's Technologist)