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Google pays just $1 to end lawsuit over Street View

Google admitted to trespassing, but will pay just $1 to resolve a lawsuit over its use of photos of a couple’s Pennsylvania home for its Street View mapping service.

The agreement ends a case brought by Aaron and Christine Boring, who said the Internet search company violated their privacy by photographing their Pittsburgh home and swimming pool without their permission. They said the home sits on a street clearly marked “Private Road.”

“Google could have just sent us an apology letter in the very beginning, but chose to try to prove they had a legal right to be on our land,” the couple said in a statement. “We are glad they finally gave up.” Get the full story »

Google’s Schmidt: ‘I misspoke’ on Street View | In attempting to remove the foot he placed in his mouth on CNN last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt assured people they could have their house removed from the search engine’s Street View if its presence there worries them.