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I just use the service recently, and notice that there seems to be no people in the images of street view. Are Google do something to filter people out? (maybe because I have not used it much, or it's that their privacy policy? )

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@phunehehe: I read the policy, it means they still can capture blurring image of people, right? But I can't find any people in their images. – Hoàng Long Dec 14 '10 at 7:07
after rechecking, I saw 1 person. It seems they choose where & when to take pictures very carefully. – Hoàng Long Dec 14 '10 at 7:09
You should have commented on my answer, so that I get notified when you do. Anyway that's true, they have to show respect to privacy. – phunehehe Dec 14 '10 at 9:15
Sorry, but I just don't have that priviledge yet. – Hoàng Long Dec 14 '10 at 9:41
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Yes that's a privacy issue, read more from Google's policy.

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There are plenty of people in Street View images, however Google will honor requests to blur and/or remove images.

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