What Google’s Hiding At Reversing Falls
I was looking something up on Google’s awesome Street View when I noticed something unusual at the Reversing Falls Bridge, near the restaurant…
Loyalist Mans’ face is blurred out .
Seriously, the face of the cartoony, giant 12 foot high plywood Loyalist Man cut out, is blurred out…
Why is Google blurring the old school MacKay Highway mascot of Saint John?
Simple: Google does its best to edit license plate numbers and faces when they post their Street View maps. This helps privacy and avoid people from complaining, and with Saint John being the capital of complainers in New Brunswick, Google would never get any work done with the amount of complaints from Saint Johners complaining they’ve been photographed against their will.
It appears as though the cartoony cut out is life-like enough that Google’s algorithms detected it was a face and went ahead with the blur effect to prevent privacy violations.
Still, if you get a chance to see the statue up close, you’ll likely find it could care less where its photo ends up since… it’s just a cartoony cutout.
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