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Google Adds Their Secretive Data Center to Street View, No Secret Handshakes Required

Google keeps a pretty tight lid on the amount of access they allow to their various data centers. Considering the sheer volume they deal with on a regular basis, this is undoubtedly a good thing. After all, there’s nothing worse than a privacy breach when your company prides itself on handling data. Though they’ve long been sharing data on their servers, only a select few Google employees were actually allowed on the server floor. Until now. Google has now added the data center in Lenoir, North Carolina to their Street View service.

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Google explains:

In addition, you can now explore our Lenoir, NC data center at your own pace in Street View. Walk in the front door, head up the stairs, turn right at the ping-pong table and head down the hall to the data center floor. Or take a stroll around the exterior of the facility to see our energy-efficient cooling infrastructure. You can also watch a video tour to learn more about what you’re viewing in Street View and see some of our equipment in action.

It’s beginning to seem like Google wants to add everything to Street View. In a lot of ways, that’s an exciting prospect. It’s also horrifying.

(via Google)

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