Search giant Google said that it has removed several images from its street view, after few raised privacy questions. The street view application was launched in Britain on Thursday, showed surfers view of 25 British cities. Including Oxford with its dreaming squires.
The company said that it has removed several images, including the one which showed a man leaving a sex shop in central London and the other which showed a man vomiting outside a pub in east of London.
Google began taking images last summer using cars with digital photography equipment. Its street view displays 360 degree ground level images.
The company spokesperson declined to comment on number of images that were removed, however said it was less than expected, reports Economic Times.
With complication erupting Google has made available an online form, filling which users, who don’t wish to, can get their images and their home images removed from the street view. Meanwhile the company claims it has developed a software that individuals face and vehicle licence numbers.
The street view is currently available in US, Britain, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. Q