I looked out the window today and just happened to see the controversial Google maps "street view" car coming down the road in front of the Metalogix office.
the car records 360 degree images that allow Google map and Google Earth users to virtually drive around and see what things look like from street level instead of from space. the practice has some privacy advocates up in arms because people who happen to be in the camera's lens will be photographed without their permission, and possible without their knowledge.
personally, I don't think taking images like this in public is a problem. but, unfortunately, I was nine stories up, so I had no chance of getting in the shot.