Google Map’s automated software blurred the faces of dogs on their Street View map- and people couldn’t help but laugh at the scenes it created in their neighborhood
Image: Google Maps)
When you use Google Maps, you often check directions to a new place or see your own home again.
But you never expect to encounter something that raises more questions than it answers.
Eagle-eyed users have noticed how Google Maps blurs the dog’s face to “protect their privacy”.
Google’s statement reads: “When we create Street View content from user-submitted 360 video recordings, we apply our algorithms to automatically blur faces and license plates. ”
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Taking to Reddit, users shared their surprise at Google’s attempt to hide the identities of individual dogs, joking that the tech company takes the privacy of their four-legged friends very seriously.
One user said: “I’m old now that Google Maps blurs the faces of dogs. I’m glad they support dog privacy.”
While another added: “Pooch Protection Program.”
A third said: “The joke is on them – the dogs recognize each other from their butts.”
Google Maps launched in February 2005 as a “new way to get people from point A to point B”. It is currently used by more than a billion people around the world every month.
They randomly schedule their car to go around, possibly in case people do stunts while it’s on the road. However, they update their satellite images every one to three years.
Most recently, they announced Live View, which helps users better navigate the world around them by providing them with clearly overlaid arrows and directions on their map.
The Google Maps statement read: “We launched Google Maps as a useful way to help people get around.
“As we added features and capabilities, Google Maps has evolved into more than just a website that gives you turn-by-turn directions.
“Today, it’s a gateway to exploring the world — both digitally and in real life, on foot or by car, via public transit or a wheelchair.
“The world is constantly changing, and so is the way we travel in it. And just like that, Google Maps will be there every step of the way, building new tools to help you navigate, discover, and accomplish. work, wherever you are. We.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/google-maps-started-blurring-dogs-26473164 Google Maps has started blurring the dog's face to 'preserve their privacy'