Yes – and like a map edit, an arrest is a matter of public record, and therefore available to the public. That's the reason for my analogy: while each bit of public activity is available to the public, you have to know where to look. You have to know which county to look for an arrest record in, and you have to know which areas to look at to find segments edited by a particular user. But just like a rap sheet – just a compilation of public records – is not available to the public (there's been a court case about that too), the ability to search and create a listing of every segment edited by a particular editor may be frowned upon by staff.SuperDave1426 wrote: @sketch: An activity done in public (aka Public Activity) is a world of difference from a rap sheet by the FBI. If you do want to make a comparison, however, there have been a number of court cases, both in the USA and other countries, where it's been deemed that when performing a public activity, an individual has no reasonable expectation to privacy. Since editing the Waze map is likewise a public activity, there is no reasonable expectation to an editor that those edits should be considered private.
That's understandable, and I'm not saying that isn't a compelling interest. Just providing a rationale for the privacy angle, because there is a difference between isolated bits of data and a compilation thereof.Heck, if I screw something up and someone notices it, I want the person who found it to know who I am so they can contact me and let me know about it. I can't fix something, including an errant editing behavior, if I'm not informed about it.
It must be understood that Waze is an international product and privacy laws are wildly different throughout the world. The USA is relatively lax on data privacy, whereas the EU (and especially certain states within, like Germany) has comprehensive directives/laws concerning the topic. A new user often starts to edit in that user's neighborhood, so by searching out every segment edited by JoeBlo42 (who might be using his real name), you might find where he lives. That's a privacy issue.And as I've already pointed out, given that the vast majority of editors here are going by a pseudonym of some kind or another, they've already got all the "privacy" that they should ever need WRT Waze. Sincerely, I really do fail to see what "privacy" implications there are in someone being able to search for, to see, all your edits on the map. I just don't see how much "power" that gives someone.
That's ToolboxSuperDave1426 wrote: Personally, I'm a big fan of the new highlighting for non-ground level roads. It's already helped me spot and correct surface roads that somehow had been set to elevation -2 or +3...