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How to Erase Your Home from Google Maps
YAHOO ^ | 6/26/14 | Alyssa Bereznak

Posted on 06/28/2014 9:38:13 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

It seems like Google Maps is getting more new features every day. And now, according to The Daily Dot, the companies that provide satellite images to Google just got approval to take higher-resolution photos. Meaning that your prize rose garden will be crisply broadcast to anyone who happens upon your neighborhood’s Street View.

But there are some things that most would prefer not to air to the entire Internet. Those being your car’s license plate, the facade of your house, your visitors, and — of course — your face. The good news: There are tools in place to allow you to blur these things out. The bad news: It seems that anyone can use them on anyone else.

Let’s review:

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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1 posted on 06/28/2014 9:38:13 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Those being your car’s license plate

Driving must be a pain for people who are afraid of others seeing their license plate.

All that getting out and covering it up each time someone gets too close behind you must really eat up transit time.

2 posted on 06/28/2014 9:44:03 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

LOL


3 posted on 06/28/2014 9:44:50 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

What freeper house is in the pic lol


4 posted on 06/28/2014 9:44:58 AM PDT by gwgn02
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Piss off Obama so he takes it out with a drone strike?


5 posted on 06/28/2014 9:49:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: gwgn02

That blurred area is the future home of the Obama Pestilential Library and Community Organizing Research Center.

Oh...sorry. That’s PRESIDENTIAL. NOT!!


6 posted on 06/28/2014 9:52:30 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: logitech

Surveillance ping


7 posted on 06/28/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: humblegunner
All that getting out and covering it up each time someone gets too close behind you must really eat up transit time.

I've played around with the idea of an LCD film across the license plate. Half would be dark at any time. The switch between the sides would be so fast that it would just appear somewhat shaded when looking at it, but any camera fast enough to take a picture of a moving car would only get half the plate.

8 posted on 06/28/2014 9:54:05 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: humblegunner

But... But... If they can see your license plate, they can find out where you live.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 9:58:26 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I noticed the other day that the roof of every home in Japan is whited out on Google Earth once you zoom in to a certain point. Never noticed that before.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 9:59:04 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: KarlInOhio

“I’ve played around with the idea of an LCD film across the license plate. Half would be dark at any time. The switch between the sides would be so fast that it would just appear somewhat shaded when looking at it, but any camera fast enough to take a picture of a moving car would only get half the plate.”

I’m impressed... That’s a pretty clever idea.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 9:59:26 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: KarlInOhio

Interesting idea. Perhaps the half blocked out could be in the image of a diffraction pattern.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 10:03:43 AM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: humblegunner

The control freaks will be coming for webcams soon. Also cameras, dashcams and phonecams. Already after r/c planes and copters.

Do you know there are low cost cameras that can be put in r/c planes and they transmit real time images to a helmet display? It moves as you move your head and displays the video stream along with gps coordinates. It is as if you were in the plane.

Aleady had to cut back on my geocaching hobby.


13 posted on 06/28/2014 10:04:31 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: gwgn02

Its laz hittin it hideaway thats what you get for missing staff meetings


14 posted on 06/28/2014 10:08:11 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: prisoner6
Do you know there are low cost cameras that can be put in r/c planes and they transmit real time images to a helmet display?

Go-Pro has some neat stuff but it ain't low cost.

Hopefully they'll be like VCRs were.. start out pricey but quickly become affordable.

15 posted on 06/28/2014 10:10:00 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I live on a dirt road. But I did see the Google Street View car yesterday.


16 posted on 06/28/2014 10:10:55 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

“your car’s license plate”

Google already blurs out license plates...


17 posted on 06/28/2014 10:21:50 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Dick Bachert
The Pestilence of the US.

I like that!

18 posted on 06/28/2014 10:21:54 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

From the satellite view, burglars can see entrances to your back yard, see items of value and plan escape routes. Very handy.


19 posted on 06/28/2014 10:28:28 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: humblegunner

LOL ... people are “getting crazy” these days about stuff that is totally public. I think they better consider living in a cave.


20 posted on 06/28/2014 10:30:51 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

The American sheeple spend their time thinking about the trivial , the baser instincts, the totally unreal and useless. They don’t have time to think about real problems in this country.


21 posted on 06/28/2014 10:35:00 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: humblegunner

Yeah, kinda depends on the definition of low cost. I can’t afford the r/c stuff but IIRC the unit I was refering to is less thn $1000.

Art Newland on youtube has some excellent videos flying around his neighborhood and his club’s r/c airport. There are lots of others as well.

FWIW in the ‘60’s people complained about teen aged rocket boys like me and my friends when we flew camera equipped Estes model rockets and camera equpped balloons.


22 posted on 06/28/2014 10:35:08 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: GeronL

Yeah ... they should “look at the big picture” ... and excuse the pun ... :-) ...


23 posted on 06/28/2014 10:37:15 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

They already blur people, license plates, and most signs. If you go nuts blurring stuff, it just calls more attention to you.


24 posted on 06/28/2014 10:43:50 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Star Traveler

Our neighborhood was recently found by google maps. Since then, we’ve had several incidences of thefts, attempted break ins and prowlers. We’ve never had that problem before. Coincidence or a useful burglar tool.


25 posted on 06/28/2014 11:23:13 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

A useful burglar tool is a car driving down the street ... :-) ...


26 posted on 06/28/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Kirkwood

Yeah ... the thief just hops in his car to see for himself what is really going on at that address ... LOL ...


27 posted on 06/28/2014 11:26:42 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: babygene; KarlInOhio
They sell stuff that you can SPRAY onto your license plate that supposedly screws up the red light cameras...it shines it back so that the plate is unreadable.

I do not know if it works...the reviews have been mixed

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28 posted on 06/28/2014 11:31:21 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

So go and blur out all your competition!


29 posted on 06/28/2014 11:34:18 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Just checked my house on google Street View. Photo is about 5 years old.


30 posted on 06/28/2014 11:37:32 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
it shines it back so that the plate is unreadable

I would think that would only work when the camera is supplying the illumination, not for the Mercedes in the illustration.

31 posted on 06/28/2014 11:38:11 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Star Traveler

When google/bing/sat maps are outlawed, only outlaws will have them.

It isn’t the person using the device, it’s the device that commits the crime.


32 posted on 06/28/2014 11:50:39 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: prisoner6

Ahhh ... you’re borrowing from the gun control debate ... :-) ...


33 posted on 06/28/2014 11:53:35 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
paint a cross on the roof and fly a US flag in the front yard. Google will get so many complaints about the “offensive” images that they'll remove it.
34 posted on 06/28/2014 11:54:39 AM PDT by LostPassword
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To: LostPassword

That is an excellent idea!


35 posted on 06/28/2014 12:01:48 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: TruthWillWin
Photo is about 5 years old.

Ours is tagged as September 2013. Glad I cut the grass shortly before they drove by.

36 posted on 06/28/2014 12:15:04 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Hmmm...mrs p6 just brought up something related. Anyone look at homes on the real estate websites like zillow? Often there are tons of inside pics and slideshow tours.

Planning to rob...go to zillow. You can case the place from your armchair.

Perhaps those sites should be banned as well.


37 posted on 06/28/2014 12:44:40 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Interesting. SPIKE had a short series about dropping off the grid a couple years ago. They recommended an array of LEDs spaced around the bill of a BB cap. It completely washed out the face from security camera footage; parking lot cameras up on a light pole, ATMs, and so on. Can’t recall the frequency they used, however.


38 posted on 06/28/2014 12:59:47 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: kitchen

Maybe infra red leds? Wish I could turn them off on my home webcam. They reflect off of everything.


39 posted on 06/28/2014 1:10:01 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: Star Traveler

Huh?


40 posted on 06/28/2014 1:10:25 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: prisoner6

Putting my money where my mouth is.

http://www.mycampage.com/craftonpennsylvania

Link to my earthcam page. In the sidebar there are links to our live, controllable webcam. Yes it can be panned to see into our living room. Tonight we will be watching svengoolie on metv.

Oh, BTW, we are heavily armed.

And yes the neighbors appriciate being able to log on and watch their property online. Plus there is the weather station.

All soon to be regulated/banned.


41 posted on 06/28/2014 1:23:56 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: prisoner6
I can't recall, although they were either outside the visible spectrum or very low output. I scouted youtube and Spike but couldn't immediately turn up any episodes.

(Neat cam setup.)

42 posted on 06/28/2014 3:18:22 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: kitchen
(Neat cam setup.)

Thanks.

Looks like it will be down for awhile. Getting hit with a severe storm. LOTS of rain. Ponding in the parking lot.

The back up power should be ok for a few hours but it looks like our Comcast IP service is Comcastic...as usual, LOL!

43 posted on 06/28/2014 5:18:00 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: prisoner6

The license plate lenses aren’t prefect. Had one on and still got a camera ticket.

But I’ll be darned if I looked at it from angles and it did blur out at from angles. Don’t know how the camera got it though. The camera was high up in the toll booth. So maybe up high the lens doesn’t block? From the sides it did though.


44 posted on 06/28/2014 10:33:32 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Got that beat!

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45 posted on 06/29/2014 1:46:56 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

So I finally come across one of your posts and its of a dang hedge. I’ve missed your beautiful bird photos. Hope you are doing okay.


46 posted on 06/29/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: prisoner6
The control freaks will be coming for webcams soon. Also cameras, dashcams and phonecams. Already after r/c planes and copters.

In the Evil Empire, maps and phone books were state secrets, and things like typewriters needed licenses.

Here is a rainy day Google Street View of the Lubyanka Building in Moscow:

Back in the day, it was said to be the tallest building in Moscow, because you could see Siberia from its basement.

47 posted on 06/29/2014 2:07:44 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Google already blurs faces and license plates.


48 posted on 06/29/2014 2:25:08 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

hehehe


49 posted on 06/29/2014 8:26:27 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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