Google Blurs Paul Bunyan’s Face – Not Lady Liberty’s
Why is it that Google Maps blurs out the face on Bangor's Paul Bunyan statue and not the Statue of Liberty?
We know that because of legal reasons Google will blur out license plates on cars and the faces of people that they come across who just happened to be raking the leaves in the front yard when the Google car went driving by.
So, we went searching to see what other statues are blurred out here in our fine state. But, thanks to the on the road photography of the roving Google car we don't have much to go on.
For instance, here is the Skowhegan Indian. Not really a clear image, because it sits off High Street between the road and a parking lot.
But, if you expand the image it looks like it may be blurred.
Next is the Eastport Fisherman. Man, the Google car must have been haulin' ass when it drove by him, because he looks pretty blurry. Once again, there is a parking lot between the statue and the road, so we'll give Google the benefit of the doubt.
But, if you look really close, it does look like his face may be blurred out.
We're sure there's an obvious explanation why Paul's face is blurred out and Lady Liberty's is not. Maybe it has to do with software, or maybe there's a roomful of interns at Google who are in charge of this stuff, and they're too busy staring at their phone to get it right.
Either way, we're still very proud of our Paul Bunyan statue and firmly believe that he has nothing to hide, and will not take offense and sue Google if his face were indeed exposed to the world.