Google(NEW YORK) — Photos of a cow, whose face was blurred in Google Street View, have gone viral on social media.
Google Street View posted on its website that it automatically blurs faces and license plates in its imagery to protect people’s privacy.
It appears that Google also sought to protect the identity of this cow, whose face becomes blurred when a Street View user approaches it more closely as it peacefully grazes in Cambridge, England.
A Google spokesperson told ABC News Friday in a statement that the automatic face-blurring technology may have been a little “overzealous.”
“We thought you were pulling the udder one when we herd the moos, but it’s clear that our automatic face-blurring technology has been a little overzealous. Of course, we don’t begrudge this cow milking its five minutes of fame,” the Google spokesperson said.
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