Google Maps Street View: Naked woman reveals herself – Google rushes to cover up exposure

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Google Maps Street View is a great tool for aiding navigation as a virtual street-level mapping tool. However, it has another popular use among internet users.

The tool is increasingly being used to discover some unlikely events all around the world.

Google Maps Street View works by attaching 3D cameras to its Google car roofs which then take on-the-ground snaps of the surrounding area.

These images are then stitched together in post-production to create the virtual world.

However, every now and then something unexpected crops up, such as an instance in Florida which left onlookers questioning “what is happening?”

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On a residential street in the sunshine state, a woman appears to have caught Google out with a rather shocking display.

Stood outside of a house on a sunny day, the lady appears to be making the most of the good weather.

Indeed, the woman appears to be completely naked from head to toe.

She does, however, appear to be covering her face suggesting she has spotted the camera.

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“Is…is she covering her face to hide her identity?,” questioned one user in after seeing the image shared in a Reddit forum.

“Whilst standing in the doorway of her house…posing for the Google Street View car.”

A second user wrote: “May want to put a NSFW on that.”

It is not clear from the image where the woman knew the car was coming, or what she was doing.

One Reddit commented: “More than any of the others, I want to know what the f*** is happening here.”

However, given the tool failed to blur her bare body initially, it seems she certainly caught Google out.

Luckily, since then it seems the tech giant has imposed its privacy policy and concealed the woman’s identity.

When users visit the site of the exposure now, the woman’s entire body and face are covered.

This is part of Google’s privacy policy, which aims to blur any recognisable traits of the people it photographs.

“Google takes a number of steps to protect the privacy of individuals when Street View imagery is published to Google Maps,” states the Google Maps privacy policy.

“We have developed cutting-edge face and license plate blurring technology that is designed to blur identifiable faces and license plates within Google-contributed imagery in Street View.

“If you see that your face or license plate requires additional blurring, or if you would like us to blur your entire house, car, or body, submit a request using the ‘Report a problem’ tool’.”

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