Google launched Street View in Brazil yesterday, and has removed the Street View images that showed “dead bodies” on local streets of Brazil. One image showed a partly-covered body lying on the side of Avenida Presidente Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, and the other showed a covered body near police cars in the city of Belo Horizonte.
Here’s Google’s statement: “We take issues around inappropriate content in our products very seriously, and we removed the images quickly after being notified. For us, privacy and user choice remain paramount. This’s why we’ve put in place tools so that if people see what they believe to be inappropriate, they can report them to us using the simple tools and the images will be promptly removed.”