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Old 10-22-10, 04:08 PM
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Dead bodies, gang arrests, prostitutes, kids doing drugs – welcome to Google Street View, Brazil style.

The search giant last week opened the doors to its street-level, panoramic online mapping service in the South American country, allowing armchair observers to scan a snapshot of daily life.

But within hours dead bodies began popping up and now all manner of oddities have been captured on sites dedicated to Street View sightseeing (see gallery).

Advertisement: Story continues below One site, Streetviu.tumblr.com, has pages of posts on Brazil Street View that show far more than the drunks, strip clubs and half naked beachgoers spotted when the Australian version launched.

Several more dead bodies have been uncovered in alleyways and side streets. In one shot, a man casually talks on a payphone as a body lies at his feet.

But while blood trails leave no doubt that some bodies are dead, other sightings look to be more like people passed out drunk.

There have also been several shots of suspected gang members with their hands up against the wall being searched by police.

Countless sightings show prostitutes manning their corners or sidling up to car windows, while in one shot a woman appears to flash her breast to the Street View car.

Other Street View sightseers have spotted a van on fire, a man appearing to break into a house, a kid smoking what appears to be drugs out of a pipe and someone vomiting.

A Google spokeswoman said the company took issues around inappropriate content in its products very seriously and stressed that Google removed images quickly after being notified.


http://www.smh.com.au/technology/tec...007-168hv.html


Not sure what street view they are talking about. My googlemaps doesn't show Brazil done, but much of Europe is! Warning, some of those pics are pretty disturbing. Apparently dead bodies in the street is the norm over there.
Old 10-22-10, 04:13 PM
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Re: Dang, No Vacations to Brazil For Me!

Remember when Brazil was outraged with the way they were portrayed on The Simpsons. That made it look like a paradise compared to what is shown here.
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Another genius decision by FIFA.
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Re: Dang, No Vacations to Brazil For Me!

Like South Africa is any better.
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Outrageous!

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.013894&z=17
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Re: Dang, No Vacations to Brazil For Me!

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[IMG]Another genius decision by FIFA.
I couldn't believe they did that. With the Olympics and that I knew the death squads would be out in force doing a lot of work to 'save face' on the reality of Brazil.
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Wonder how many are female.


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