Google Street View proved how seriously the creators approached the issue of privacy by blurring the faces of British cows.
The cow was photographed in Cambridgeshire in August 2015, but has been in the spotlight this week when it said the journalist David Shariatmadari. The image has since been viewed more than 9 thousand times and received over 12 thousand likes.
Cars mounted with cameras already searched the planet, displaying the landscapes and streets with the launch of Google Street View in 2007. Google automatically blurs people's faces and license plates to combat the problem of confidentiality. It is unclear why the software have blurred the face of the cow.
The animal is well seen only from afar, but close up it is secrecy that makes people think that the software has identified the cow as a person.
A Google spokesman acknowledged that the technology of automatic face blurring "is a bit fanatical." Google is not the only one who sees the funny side.
"Some people think that one cow looks the same as any man. Not so!" says one commenter. "Funny," says the other.
But there was one commenter, who summed up the situation best: "Google Can filter out the bad jokes?"
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