Last week, Google pulled out of China. Human rights activists around the globe applauded the news.
But one former Westporter found another of the search giant’s actions a little creepy. Rather than affecting 1.3 billion Chinese, this impacted only 1 family. Still…
The other day Charles Gallant — now a self-described New York-based “web nerd, musician, artist and thinker” — was doing what such people (and the rest of us) often do: fooling around on Google Maps. He clicked on his home town, zoomed in on his Crooked Mile Road neighborhood, then chose Street View.
He navigated to his house — and found a shot of his father, mowing the lawn.
To me, that’s a lot scarier than Chinese agents hacking into the computers of over 30 Silicon Valley companies.