Boring Couple Lose Google Street View Lawsuit; Go Back to Being….Boring
It seems the Boring couple who sued Google for $25,000–claiming Street Views invaded their privacy–will have to return to a life of obscurity. They just lost their suit.
I know we’ve already picked on them for a) their name and b) filing a public lawsuit to protect their privacy, but it appears the U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania agreed that the couple’s suit was ridiculous, stating the Borings "failed to state a claim under any count."
Let’s set aside for one second the irony of the Borings going public to protect their privacy. As CNET highlights, there’s a somewhat scary statement buried in Google’s response to the lawsuit.
"Today’s satellite-image technology means that…complete privacy does not exist," Google said in its response to the Borings’ complaint.
That may be true Google, but we expected Big Brother to be the US government, not a technology company yet to reach cyber-puberty.