Google Selectively Protecting Cows’ Privacy

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Google Selectively Protecting Cows’ Privacy

Post by kbot » 09-16-2016 11:07 AM

It's always something, isn't it????

Google Selectively Protecting Cows’ Privacy

Google doesn’t just care about people’s privacy; cattle is somewhere on the company’s list of living beings it doesn’t want to make angry as well. Namely, as certain David Shariatmadari pointed out on Twitter, Google Street View car was cruising the UK in August of last year when it recorded two cows peacefully grazing grass next to the road in Coe Fen near Cambridge. After the recorded content was uploaded to the cloud, Google’s automatic facial recognition software promptly identified the face of the nearer cow and notified the company’s face-blurring code to do its thing. Interestingly enough, the cow that was farther away from the Street View car wasn’t so lucky and its face can clearly be seen online. For your convenience, there’s a screencap of the said duo below this article.

Media outlets allegedly tried reaching out the brown bovine on the left but it refused to comment on the situation. It’s unclear whether Google will be facing a lawsuit over this giant oversight but at least the cow’s spouse didn’t catch it smoking because of Street View. BBC managed to get hold of one of Google’s representatives who was incredibly amused—or better said: amoosed—with the situation in the mood for puns. “We thought you were pulling the ‘udder’ one when we ‘herd’ the ‘moos’, but it’s clear that our automatic face-blurring technology has been a little overzealous,” stated the spokesperson. Despite that, Google’s representative revealed that no one at Google begrudges the said cow “milking its five minutes of fame” due to this.
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Re: Google Selectively Protecting Cows’ Privacy

Post by Riddick » 09-16-2016 12:56 PM

No laughing matter they find out too late the selectivity is due to a system-wide AI bovine virus, as all of a sudden the site shifts to a whole new look and functionality-!

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Re: Google Selectively Protecting Cows’ Privacy

Post by kbot » 09-18-2016 07:55 PM

:nod:

Who's the conspiracy theorist now??????
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