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Schumer Wants Aerial Photos Blurred

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

June 19, 2012

A U.S. lawmaker is asking Google to make changes to some of its map images, The Wall Street Journal reports. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) wants the company to blur images of people captured by aerial cameras. Schumer also wants the company to give individuals the chance to opt out of being pictured. The company says the images' resolution makes this unnecessary because individuals cannot be identified. (Registration may be required to access this article.)
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