Could Pixels Ease Street View Privacy Concerns?
ONLINE PRIVACYAugust 13, 2010
Privacy concerns over Google's Street View service prompted South Korean police to raid the company's offices, while privacy concerns persist in Germany despite the company's pledge to allow German's to opt out of the service before its coming launch. Meanwhile, 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.