Goodbye, creepy guy holding a rifle. Goodbye, dude walking out of a sex shop. Goodbye, public urinators. Due to privacy complaints, Google has been forced to delete scores of its best Street View shots.
Google was already forced to blur faces and licence plates, but the pile of complaints has resulted in some images being pulled completely. Google doesn't appear to be legally obligated to remove the photos; in a statement, a spokesperson said, "The images you see on Street View are the same images you would see if you were to walk or drive down the road yourself," which is one of those "we're being nice but we don't have to" kind of explanations. Luckily, images will stay up unless Google receives a complaint, so here's hoping some of those entertaining nutballs don't hear of their Street View fame. [Daily Mail]