Thursday, 17 August 2017

Totally Trivial: For whom the bell tolls

By Nick Wood , Total Telecom
Wednesday 25 February 09

Church bells chime for mobiles, judge dismisses 'Boring' lawsuit, plus survey reveals something we already knew.

  Boring couple's Google suit dismissed A couple who clearly had nothing better to do with their time have had their lawsuit against Google dismissed. Christine and Aaron Boring sued the Internet giant accusing it of negligence, trespassing, violation of privacy and unjust enrichment – which sounds like something an evil person would do to Uranium – because photographs of their home appeared on Google Street View. "While it is easy to imagine that many whose property appears on Google's virtual maps resent the privacy implications, it is hard to believe that any, other than the most exquisitely sensitive, would suffer shame or humiliation…

  Boring couple's Google suit dismissed A couple who clearly had nothing better to do with their time have had their lawsuit against Google dismissed. Christine and Aaron Boring sued the Internet giant accusing it of negligence, trespassing, violation of privacy and unjust enrichment – which sounds like something an evil person would do to Uranium – because photographs of their home appeared on Google Street View. "While it is easy to imagine that many whose property appears on Google's virtual maps resent the privacy implications, it is hard to believe that any, other than the most exquisitely sensitive, would suffer shame or humiliation…

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