General Chat Thread, Google Street View Catches Chav Stealing Caravan in General; Story on BBC:
BBC News - Google Street View image appeal in caravan theft probe...
7th November 2010, 08:18 PM #1
Google Street View Catches Chav Stealing Caravan
Last edited by tech_guy; 7th November 2010 at 08:47 PM.
8th November 2010, 08:20 AM #2
i thought google kept the unedited images somewhere? so shouldn't they have his car registration on that image?
8th November 2010, 08:54 AM #3
They would probably need a court order to get Google to release that though, data protection and all that.
8th November 2010, 08:59 AM #4
yep, i thought they would, but if the police are appealing for info on this man, it'd seem logical to go down that route anyway.
8th November 2010, 09:31 AM #5
CSI would have been able to remove the fuzzyness within minutes or, by zooming in on the caravan window to get a crystal clear view of the rear registration plate..
Though I'm still wondering why the "unsub" looks like he is about to relieve himself on the driveway whilst facing the road
Last edited by Gatt; 8th November 2010 at 09:32 AM.
Reason: Damn that I before E rule...
8th November 2010, 09:34 AM #6
I'd be willing to bet that whatever plates are on that car are not legit.
8th November 2010, 09:38 AM #7
Like Google are concerned about the DP Act....
Originally Posted by SteveBentley
8th November 2010, 09:59 AM #8
are you trying to suggest that man would do something as illegal as driving without correct plates? oh wait........
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
8th November 2010, 10:00 AM #9
Originally Posted by Gatt
Nah it would by a zoomed in image of a water droplet on the tree then the refection of the tax Disc lol
8th November 2010, 10:02 AM #10
so this man parked up, opened his boot and passenger door and then put the caravan in his car? kudos to you sir, kudos!
8th November 2010, 10:26 AM #11
Dont be silly, if you zoom in on his pocket you will be able to extrapolate all the information on his driving license just from the ruffles in his trousers.
Originally Posted by andy_nic
8th November 2010, 10:43 AM #12
IMHO if people are stupid enough to have unsecured wireless networks then they did deserve to lose there data!
Originally Posted by timzim
Also on the count of stealing the caravan - we would have had to spin the whole thing round on this own! they aint light at the best of times!
8th November 2010, 10:49 AM #13
we've just moved house and as soon as we moved in, i scanned for networks and found 2 unsecured (usually called linksys funnily enough).
Originally Posted by glennda
sad thing is, on one i connected to (yes i know its illegal!) i went to the router setup page, default username and password and was in.
so i could have theoretically locked them our of their own router and used it as my own with passwords and security.
at least bt/sky/virgin send theirs our with preconfigured security now which is slightly better (although having it written on the router in plain sight still isn't fantastic!)
8th November 2010, 10:58 AM #14
Oh i walk around all the time and my phone tells me if there is a wireless network which i can connect to - there is so many i had to turn if off as it go annoying!
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