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Woman suing Google for showing her underwear on Street View

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A woman in Japan is upset at the oglers at Google for including images of her underwear on its Street View function. The undies were hanging outside on a clothesline, which kind of makes you think that it shouldn't be a big deal, right?

Wrong. She's suing Google for ¥600,000 (which comes out to £4,588 (which comes out to $7,101 (which comes out to peanuts for Google))). She claims the incident caused her psychological distress, which led to her losing her job and changing her residence.

Weird, right? The Telegraph reports,

"I was overwhelmed with anxiety that I might be the target of a sex crime," the woman told a district court. … The suit claims her existing obsessive-compulsive disorder was worsened by the anxiety brought on by the photo, as she feared that everything she was doing throughout the day was being secretly recorded. … "I could understand if it was just a picture of the outside of the apartment, but showing a person's underwear hanging outside is absolutely wrong," the woman said.

And that's why everybody should always use Bing.