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#1 Hum

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 00:25

1. Go to Google Maps and enter your home address.

2. Your address will appear on the map. Underneath the search bar, click the Street View box. Or you can grab the little Pegman on the bottom-right corner of the screen and place him wherever you’d like.

3. Once you’ve adjusted your view so you can see the front of your home, click Report a problem at the very bottom right of the page.

4. You’ll be brought to a page that displays your address and the image of your home. Adjust the red box to make sure it’s focused on the thing you want blurred out. It can be your face, your license plate, your home, or anything else (you, naked, doing backflips in your front yard). Indicate what you’d like to eliminate by filling out the form under Request blurring.You can also report poor image quality.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:03

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#3 Raa

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:11

That isn't new, I've done it before... and I think I need to do it again actually.



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:13

It can be your face, your license plate, your home, or anything else (you, naked, doing backflips in your front yard).

I wonder if I can use "Report a Problem" to have me naked doing backflips in my yard added to Google Maps. I missed their drive-by and feeling a little left out.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:29

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:46

while Hum only posted a 'how to', how come this became a conspiracy topic?



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:48

while Hum only posted a 'how to', how come this became a conspiracy topic?

because it's retarded that you can even do this on google maps hence everyone's making fun of it



#8 Lizardslap

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 02:17

because it's retarded that you can even do this on google maps hence everyone's making fun of it

yes because not wanting random people seeing your stuff/house is retarded



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 02:28

yes because not wanting random people seeing your stuff/house is retarded

 You mean the very same, random people that can find your blurred house on a map, yet drive to your house and see it in person?



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 02:32

go for it I just dont like people seeing anything I got im not exactly mr friendly to people who show up uninvited



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 02:46

 You mean the very same, random people that can find your blurred house on a map, yet drive to your house and see it in person?

 

Sounds like one of those gun control arguments.

 

Person A: Ban guns. / Ban Google Maps street view

Person B: People will use knives. / People will use a map and drive to your house.

Person A: Not as easy to kill with knives. / Not as convenient to look at their house by driving there.



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 02:58

Sounds like one of those gun control arguments.

 

Person A: Ban guns. / Ban Google Maps street view

Person B: People will use knives. / People will use a map and drive to your house.

Person A: Not as easy to kill with knives. / Not as convenient to look at their house by driving there.

No, just one of those common sense arguments.  People freak over the most idiotic stuff.  People actually worry about someone looking at a static, 1+ year old photo of their house?  

 

Go ahead and blur your house.  But think of this...if someone is unstable enough to randomly spy on houses using street view, which house do you think would stand out like a sore thumb asking this unstable person to pay a visit?  A clear image, like millions of others with nothing to hide, or one particular house, deliberately blurred?



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:01

No, just one of those common sense arguments.  People freak over the most idiotic stuff.  People actually worry about someone looking at a static, 1+ year old photo of their house?  

 

Go ahead and blur your house.  But think of this...if someone is unstable enough to randomly spy on houses using street view, which house do you think would stand out like a sore thumb asking this unstable person to pay a visit?  A clear image, like millions of others with nothing to hide, or one particular house, deliberately blurred?

 

Excuse me but Google's picture of my house is 6 years old. They need to get with it.

 

Also I don't blur my house.



#14 Torolol

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:01

A clear image, like millions of others with nothing to hide, or one particular house, deliberately blurred?

why only one? why not all neighborhood houses?



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:05

Maps has an image of me sitting in my car waiting to pick up my daughter from school.