A Blurred Cow Has the Internet in Stitches

Check it out on 'Google Teat View'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2016 9:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – Hey, cows deserve privacy, too, right? Plenty of people are giving "Google Teat View" a hard time after Guardian editor David Shariatmadari noticed the software that automatically blurs people's faces in close-ups on Google Street View had also blurred the face of a cow in Cambridge, UK. Following the lead of many on Twitter, Google decided to laugh it off.

"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," the company says, per the BBC. "Of course, we don't begrudge this cow milking its five minutes of fame." One guy suggests the cow needed to keep its identity hidden because it "had a restraining order against the Burger King." (Two guys staged a Street View "murder.")

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