Driving down its ribbon-thin roads, rolling through the long shadows of tall redwoods, people gain a certain sense of seclusion and privacy.
But some are now wondering if Google killed that feeling -- at least in part -- after it posted to the Web in June thousands of detailed photos taken along county roads.
"This is not the first time this incidence has come up," said Kurt Opsahl, senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Internet watchdog group.
But so far it's been rare, he said. If Google has only trespassed twice, then it's not a huge concern, Opsahl said.
"But if this is only the tip of the iceberg, then with each additional incident it becomes more troubling," he said.