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Help PC Advisor readers spy on Google's spies

The hunter has become the hunted. PC Advisor's army of 280,000 loyal forum members has been tracking down Googlecars, as they snap our streets and towns, condemning our unwashed windows to lifelong visibility on the net.

For the uninitiated, Google intends to take pictures of every street in the UK, to add to Google Maps. And this is causing something of a storm in the minds of the privacy conscious. And the slovenly.)

Thread author DANZIG started the Google-spotting trend, outing a Google patrol on the mean streets of Bradford. Since then version8 and FE claimed spots in non-specified areas of the UK, and Google spies were tracked down in Dundee and Nairn, Bristol and north London.

One of Google's spy photographers was even spotted eating a sandwich.

Armed with this information, PC Advisor could build a map of the mappers, turning the tables on Google's snappers. so join with us - if you see a Google car out and about this weekend - let us know.

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