Cow's face blurred by udderly 'overzealous' Google

Google made a bit of a mis-steak blurring this cow (David Shariatmadari / Twitter)
Google made a bit of a mis-steak blurring this cow (David Shariatmadari / Twitter)

Google has admitted its face-blurring technology in StreetView can be "a little overzealous", after an image of a cow with its identity hidden was shared online.

Humans snapped in StreetView are automatically blurred due to privacy concerns and a cow pictured at Coe Fen, Cambridge, got the same treatment.

The Guardian's David Shariatmadari saw the bovine on StreetView which he promptly tweeted.

A spokesperson for Google told BBC News the blurring tech got a bit overexcited.

"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," he said.

"Of course, we don't begrudge this cow milking its five minutes of fame."

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