ASHEBORO N.C. – A Google Street View car has been spotted around Asheboro last week; did you see it?
On May 10th, 2023, Scott, the editor for Randolph News Now spotted a Google Street View car while driving down Old Farmer Rd in Asheboro. On May 14th, 2023, PJ, Photojournalist for the North State Journal spotted the vehicle while at the intersection of N Fayetteville St and E Presnell St, also in Asheboro.
According to Google’s Street View Website, in 2023 the company is updating images in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Greensboro, noting that “the list specifies a particular city, this may include smaller cities and towns that are within driving distance,” which would include Asheboro.
Launched in 2007 in just a few select cities, today Google Street View has photographed a non-insignificant portion of the globe. In the US that includes every major city and most small towns all the way to locations such as the White House and the Grand Cayon.
Lawsuits in the past have led Google to automatically blur identifiable faces and license plates as well as to launch tools for the public to report and remove content they feel is inappropriate or invades their privacy, including an option to blur your home in Street View.
Last week, we reached out to Google’s press and media relations office for more information about Street View as well as for more information on privacy but as of the time of this article we have not received a reply.