Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Street View's New Face Blurring Tech

Street View Face Blurring
Due to recent concerns over privacy infringements by Street View Google have been forced to develop new face blurring technology.

In order to ensure that individuals can not be identified in Street View imagery Google have decided to blur faces by spinning them on the page. The new technology exploits the way our brain processes visual information in order to create blurring in the image.

You can try out the effectiveness of the new face blurring technology for yourself. See if you can find the man pictured below in this Street View image.



Triforce said...

The link to the image appears to be broken. (no image available) That's probably why there was 0 comments.

Now there is 1 comment.

Keir Clarke said...

@Triforce - just my luck. Google Maps is experiencing a problem with Google Maps that are using version 2.x of the API today.

There is an active thread on this on the Google Maps discussion group -

Keir Clarke said...

Ah - it looks like it is now working.