You’ve Been Google-Burgled!

The Google Earth gatecrashers who take uninvited dips in home-owners’ swimming pools

Would-be revellers are using satellite images on the internet to find houses with swimming pools – and then turning up uninvited for an impromptu dip.

The craze involves using the Google Earth programme, which provides high-quality aerial photos of Britain and other countries.

Once a target is chosen, the organisers use social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo to arrange to meet, say police.

Here is your dark future.

Google Earth goes to real-time live satellite images. Better than what was dramatized in Patriot Games.

And that nifty phone you have with Google’s Android OS? The one with the GPS built-in?

It’s tied into Google Real-Time Live Earth.

So your friends can find you.

But so can all the villains.

Thief One: Oi! That geek asshole finally left his crib.

Thief Two: Yeah. Keep tracking that eejit. Call me if he comes back while I’m in his place.

Thief One: Don’t forget that fly PC we saw delivered yesterday!

Thief Two: Damn straight I won’t!

You don’t think it will happen?


Meantime, there’s a good business to be had making camouflage pool covers …

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2 Comments on “You’ve Been Google-Burgled!”

  1. Uh… but won’t we also be able to follow the thieves’ getaway this way?

  2. mikecane Says:

    Only if the stuff they steal has GPS tie-in to Google Real-Time Live Earth (I should bloody trademark Real-Time Live Earth!).

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