Google Maps Street View: Identity is taken VERY seriously in this funny photo (Image: Google Maps)
Google Maps Street View will always blur the faces of people it photographs as the Google car tracks the world. Sometimes, it seems the internet giant gets a little bit carried away in its decision to blur out faces. Google Maps has snapped a photo of a dog sitting beside a kerb and looking out at the camera. However, there’s something slightly unusual about this pooch which eagle-eyed viewers might notice.
Google Maps Street View: Identity is taken VERY seriously in this funny photo
The dog’s face has been blurred out by Google in an attempt to protect its identity.
This move is particularly intriguing as normally Google Maps only blurs human faces.
According to Google: “When we create Street View content from 360 video recordings submitted by users, we apply our algorithms to automatically blur faces and license plates.”
So why has Google decided to blur out this hound’s face? Is it a particularly distinctive dog? Is it an animal of importance?
Most likely, however, it is just that Google was simply been over enthusiastic with their identity protection?
This is not the first time this has happened and Google has had to explain its actions.
Google Maps Street View: The dog’s face has been blurred out in