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Google scrubs urinating woman from Street View

Spymobile caught taking the piss

If you're ever caught short in broad daylight and decide you really must relieve yourself behind a parked car, it's probably a good idea to make sure there isn't one of Google's Orwellian Street View spymobiles lurking nearby:

Urinating woman caught on Street View

According to Spanish paper El Mundo, this delightful Madrid scene was spotted last Tuesday by sharp-eyed bloggers, who wasted no time in broadcasting it to the world. Within 12 hours, Google responded by scrubbing the image altogether:

The offending image removed from Street View

The outrage prompts El Mundo to ask: "Does Street View invade the privacy of those it photographs?" In fairness, the original snap does blur the poor victim's face, although it appears Google's buttock-pixelating algorithm is not working as advertised. ®

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