Google peep view

A woman in Fukuoka, Japan, has sued Google after her underwear appeared on its Street View service.

Photographers captured the exterior of the woman's home while her underwear was drying on a clothesline.

The OCD-afflicted woman found that her condition worsened as she realised her underwear was viewable to all and sundry. The Telegraph reported that she told a court: ‘I was overwhelmed with anxiety that I might be the target of a sex crime. It caused me to lose my job and I had to change my residence.’

In her lawsuit she alleges that she began feeling that she was being secretly photographed, and her increased obsessiveness caused her to be fired from her job.

Google removed the image once the lawsuit was filed and is still looking into how best to proceed with the case. Digital Spy reported that she is asking for around 600,000 yen - just over $7,000.

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