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Meet Google's Newest Employee: A Camel! Google's 'Street View' Just Got A LOT More Interesting!

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueGIFs

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If you ever wanted to check out Abu Dhabi's Liwa Oasis (a very scenic desert), from the comfort of your own home — you're in luck.

Google recently hired a local camel to capture a 'street view,' of the desert by affixing Google's Trekker camera to the animal's hump. Google's trekker camera is usually placed on the top of cars, so this low-tech solution was definitely a first for the company!!

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Would You Like Your House Removed From Google's Street View?

Filed under: Tech Talk

google will delete street view houses if you request it

Does it disturb you that if somebody types your address into Google Maps, they can see your house?

Google CEO Eric Schmidt appeared on CNN's Parker Spitzer on Friday, and had a long back and forth about the subject, which included the issue of "Street View cars" that illegally gather emails and passwords while they scan neighborhoods.

During his CNN appearance, Schmidt made a comment that if people don't want photos of their homes snapped, they should "just move." The comment didn't make it into the Broadcast, but Schmidt's comment did not go unheard.

Here's what Schmidt had to say about it:

"As you can see from the unedited interview, my comments were made during a fairly long back and forth on privacy. I clearly misspoke. If you are worried about Street View and want your house removed please contact Google and we will remove it."

Google has commented that they plan to delete all illegal information they've obtained as soon as possible.

As far as houses are concerned, guess we'll see how responsive Google actually is to people who request their houses be deleted from Google Street View.

Do U want your house deleted from Street View? Or are U okay with it there?

[Image via WENN.]

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