North Oaks Tells Google Maps: Keep Out — We Mean It

You can look at almost anything on Google. Just don’t try to sneak a peek of the homes in the private community of North Oaks. The city of 4,500 residents has demanded that Google Maps remove images of North Oaks homes from the website’s Street View feature, where any Internet user can glimpse a home from the nearest road. North Oaks’ unique situation, in which the roads are privately owned by the residents and the city enforces a trespassing ordinance, may have made it the first city in the country to request that the online search engine remove images from Google Maps

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