Like residents of cities all over the world, techies in Bangalore were excited to see the Google Street View vehicles in the country's IT outsourcing capital. But Indian authorities were none too pleased.
Google has been barred from taking pictures of streets in India for its popular Street View service until it obtains approval from the federal government, Bangalore police said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
India is especially sensitive about detailed photographs and locations of key buildings being made public since the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in which 10 gunmen rampaged through city landmarks, killing 166 people, the news agency said.
Google India launched its Street View service in Bangalore in late May and plans to include other cities as well.