Broughton, UK residents say no to Google StreetView

The residents of Broughton, a village north of London, decided that they did not want Google’s StreetView team taking any photos of their homes, so they took matters into their own hands. They not only flagged down the Google StreetView driver, and angrily remonstrated with him, they called the police as well.

As much as I (we) all love StreetView, we can certainly appreciate the rights and wishes of the residents not to have their homes appear on a public website. Now if only Google could ammend their policy to include the ability of homeowners to not appear on StreetView in the first place. Right now, you can request to have your home removed from StreetView within a matter of hours.