Google street view blurs cow’s face in Cambridge

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    Google’s street view launched in 2007 and received widespread media coverage as cars mounted with cameras mapped streets around the world.

    To help combat privacy concerns, software is used to automatically blur human faces.

    Mr Shariatmadari spotted the bovine anomaly and posted it on Twitter, saying it was “great to see Google takes cow privacy seriously”.

    “Udderly ridiculous,” said one user in reply. “Google teat view,” said another.

    So far the tweet has been liked more than 12,000 times.

    A spokesman for Google said: “We thought you were pulling the udder one when we herd the moos, but it’s clear that our automatic face-blurring technology has been a little overzealous.

    “Of course, we don’t begrudge this cow milking its five minutes of fame.”

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