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I'm trying to understand why the photographer could not wait until the person was done puking. Perhaps there were so many people puking on that street at the time that they had no opportunity in which to take a puking-free picture. Ultimately, I'm sad that this feature was removed-it was fun. Too bad a couple of embarrassed people ruined everything by going into a sex shop near a photographer. Bad idea in the first place, dude. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

I do believe the camera on the google car is automatic.-- 20:06, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
It's a kind of globe on top of a vehicle that automatically takes pictures every second or two as the vehicle drives up and down streets. 02:00, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

"it's people's right to have their image removed." If they do, they shouldn't. If radiation bouncing off you strikes me when I'm in a public space, I have every right to record that and put it on the internet, even if you're naked. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

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Some of the images that were removed have been said to depict individuals, such as a man entering a sex shop, a person throwing up, and people being arrested.

Google has stated that if anyone wanted their picture removed, they would do so. "We've got millions of images, so the percentage removed was very small," said Laura Scott, a spokesperson for Google, to the BBC. "We want this to be a useful tool and it's people's right to have their image removed. The fact there are now gaps [in Street View] shows how responsive we are," she added.

Street View was released on May 25, 2007, and is available in many different countries, including United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain and Italy.