We live in a world where crimes are committed on a daily basis. Crimes of all shapes and sizes are always taking place, each with their own backstories and motivations. Some crimes are just for financial gain, while others have some emotions attached to them. Especially in urban environments, crime is just a part of the people’s daily life. It’s unfortunate. But, as long as there are laws, there will be people breaking them.
Especially for those who have paid attention to the recent leaks that have come out, the government seems to always want to be spying on us. There are fair reasons for this, such as the crime and terrorism stated above. But, most of the people in this country are simple law-abiding citizens. Massive surveillance projects seem like an endeavor of the future, but there are multiple ways in which we’re being spied on every day. Google Earth may not be the same as rigging a Samsung smart TV to appear as though it’s off and record your conversations, but it can certainly be deemed as an invasion of privacy.
These 15 crimes happened to be caught on Google Earth, which is no small feat. Despite the “keeping tabs on us” mentality, Google only updates its services a few times a year. Unfortunately for these people, they were caught doing some unsavory activities when the Google van passed by. Some even had to pay the legal price for their crimes.