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Updated Street View Images Cause Concern

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

March 8, 2013

One resident of a British neighborhood recently discovered images of his home and the homes of his neighbors on Google’s Street View mapping service after the residents had requested they be removed, reports The Telegraph. Google had removed the images after the 2009 request, but updated images of the neighborhood on the site include unaltered views of the homes. The residents now must reapply if they want images of their homes blurred. “Google is a technology company,” said one homeowner, adding, “it ought to be easy for them to ensure they keep blurring properties when they update the images.”
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