Not a boring lawsuit, but a Boring lawsuit


I wonder what Alfred Hitchcock would make of the Borings.

In 1954, the master of suspense directed Rear Window, a thoughtful thriller about a man (James Stewart) who spies on his neighbors -- from his own apartment. Aaron and Christine Boring of Pittsburgh feel that Google is spying on them, and they've lodged a lawsuit on the all-powerful search engine because of it.

Their complaint? Google's popular "Street View" mapping feature has a photo of their home available to online searchers, which they feel is an invasion of their privacy. Even worse, they contend, the invasion of privacy has caused them "mental suffering and has lessened the value of their home, which they purchased for $163,000, according to the web site, the Smoking Gun.