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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Google to Reshoot Japan Street View Imagery After Privacy Complaints

Google Street View Japan

Reuters reports that Google will reshoot all Japanese pictures for its Google Maps Street View feature... using lower camera angles, because there were complaints “they were capturing images over fences in private homes.” Already, Google blurred faces and license plates in the past after complaints.

[Thanks Juha-Matti!]

Update: TomHTML in the comments points to Google Japan’s blog post on this (see translation, which covers more privacy changes), which has before/ after photos of the cam-equipped Street View cars:

[Thanks TomHTML!]


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