Why Google Maps pixelates the faces of dogs?

A quite interesting and curious novelty has been located in Google Maps. This service has begun to pixelate the face of dogs. Do you know why?

The HashTag Magazine
3 min readMar 31, 2022

The Google Maps application helps you get anywhere, no matter how far away or remote the place is. Specifically, with its Street View mode, you can walk around the world’s capitals at street level and from home, you can calculate routes to reach any given point.

Those who have used the service will have verified that the license plates appear pixelated and the faces of the people appear. But users of Reddit, an internet forum, have seen that Google Maps has gone a step further and has also censored the faces of some dogs.

Why is Google Maps pixelating the face of animals?

Google is one of the technological giants that considers the protection of users’ privacy, and now it seems that also that of our pets.

The map application server Google Maps has now decided to blur the faces of the dogs from its Street View tool, with which you can…

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