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North Carolina lawmakers want kids out of Google images


North Carolina Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and legislators from Charlotte and Raleigh on May 19 joined a child internet safety group as one of its leaders called for Google to remove photos from its popular "Street View" service if they include children, reports the Charlotte Observer. The photos could help predators identify their targets, said Stacie Rumenap, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based web site StopChildPredators.org. The "Street View" service allows anyone on the internet to type in a physical address and get photographs showing a 360-degree view of the neighborhood. "In some instances, children have been photographed playing in the yard or walking down the street," Rumenap said. "It memorializes a child with a physical address." Privacy advocates have raised complaints about the Google service before, but skeptics contend that deleting photos is an overreaction. They argue that a predator can get in a car and drive around a neighborhood or school to find children just as easily…

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