Google Is Watching You

Digital privacy advocate and secret smoker Kevin Bankston was outed on Google's Street View. So, what else does the Internet know about us?

Kevin Bankston didn't think anyone would notice his little cigarette break. His family didn't know he sometimes snuck a smoke. So Bankston was surprised when a photo of him smoking outside his San Francisco office appeared online several years ago on's (AMZN) now-defunct map service. He was even more shocked when, in May, he found out he was caught again on candid camera—possibly smoking—this time by Google's (GOOG) new "Street View" map service.

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