Google has announced a new earth imagery update has been pushed out to their mapping product. With that update, Google has updated their Manhattan images, which includes higher quality images, better naming of specific buildings and areas, plus Google has begun blurring the faces of people in their street view images.
The “new face-blurring technology” has been implemented within the new Manhattan images on Google Maps. Here is a picture of one image that has blurred faces:
To see this in action for yourself, check out the street corner of 17th street and Union Square.
This is a great new privacy feature that Google has been working on for a long time.