Google Street View Blurring Faces

Google LatLong Blog announced few updates to the images of Manhanttan used in Google Street View to protect privacy, and blurred the faces of persons shown in the pictures. Google has introduced these changes to launch Street View in Europe, Canada and Australia, where local laws regarding privacy in public places are less permissive than in the US. […]“This […]

Google LatLong Blog announced few updates to the images of Manhanttan used in Google Street View to protect privacy, and blurred the faces of persons shown in the pictures. Google has introduced these changes to launch Street View in Europe, Canada and Australia, where local laws regarding privacy in public places are less permissive than in the US.

[…]“This effort has been a year in the making – working at Street View-scale is a tough challenge that required us to advance state-of-the-art automatic face detection, and we continue working hard to improve it as we roll it out for our existing and future imagery.”[…]

We’re also taking this opportunity to test our new face-blurring technology on the busy streets of Manhattan. This effort has been a year in the making — working at Street View-scale is a tough challenge that required us to advance state-of-the-art automatic face detection, and we continue working hard to improve it as we roll it out for our existing and future imagery.