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Dropping concern, Israel allows Google Street View

Google's Street View eyes Israel

Israel has given Google a green light to photograph its streets after a deal with the Internet giant meant to ensure its panoramic Street View service would not aide terrorists planning attacks on sensitive sites. Google uses cameras mounted on cars, tricycles and even snowmobiles to take Street View's 360-degree images, which users of the website can view by zooming in on any given point on a map. Street View is available in more than 30 countries. Israel will be the first Mideast country included.

'In Cold Blood' home hit by fire

Firefighters put out a small fire at a farmhouse in Holcomb, Kan., where four family members were killed in 1959, sparking Truman Capote to write the critically acclaimed book In Cold Blood. Garden City fire Chief Allen Shelton said the fire started Sunday night in an upstairs bedroom, most likely after a cigarette was left unattended. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to a chair in the room, but the rest of the house sustained some smoke and water damage. The home was the scene of the slayings of Herbert Clutter, a prominent farmer, and his wife, Bonnie Mae Fox, and their children, Kenyon, 15, and Nancy, 15. The hunt for their killers mesmerized the nation.

By the numbers

83percent of American adults who own a cell phone

42 percent who use their phone for entertainment when they are bored

29 percent who turn their phone off for a period of time to get a break from using it

13 percent who pretend to use their phone to avoid interacting with the people around them

Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Dropping concern, Israel allows Google Street View 08/22/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 10:22pm]

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