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Pixels Could Replace People in Street Photography

ONLINE PRIVACY

August 10, 2010

Two University of California researchers have come up with a way to ghost-out the images of pedestrians captured in street-level photography, InformationWeek reports. Arturo Flores and Serge Belongie described their method at the IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Vision in June, saying that it could be a way for Google to address the privacy issues associated with its Street View mapping application. The method "yields Street View images as if the pedestrians had never been there," the researchers wrote in their paper, "Removing pedestrians from Google Street View images."
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