Whilst Skyscanner’s staff were only too happy to have been spotted by one of Google’s roaming camera cars, according to the BBC, Google has recently removed several photos following complaints regarding ‘revealing images’, for example people being arrested, entering sex shops or being sick.
Martin Burge, one of the Skyscanner employees caught on camera said:
“I actually remember that day; we were standing outside one of our favourite coffee shops – The Globe, just opposite the Skyscanner office in Leith, Edinburgh, and we saw the Google Street View camera car go past. We obviously threw a comedy pose for the cameras, but must have been too late!”
Google have said that they will remove any images if asked, but Skyscanner’s staff are quite happy to be part of it.
“The whole Google Street View application is amazing – the way you can get a 360 degree view at street level is brilliant, and as local Leith guys, we are very happy to be in the picture!” added Martin.