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Question about Google Earth

 
Deplorable NO MORE Michele B

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05/18/2018 07:35 AM
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Question about Google Earth
Last night my dad and I were reminiscing about old childhood homes....

I showed him how Google Earth works. We were able to get right up to the front door of several homes he's lived in during his lifetime. He's 91, he was fascinated.

Then a verrrrry strange thing happened:

There is one house that is BLURRED. I can see all the neighbors' houses, but the front of his house is blurred out. I mean, I've heard Google blurs out some of the stars (or other moving objects) in the sky, but WHY blur one particular house??

Anybody got any ideas?

I'll give you the address, you can go see for yourself:

26 Nichols Street
Newark, NJ
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05/18/2018 07:36 AM
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Re: Question about Google Earth
probably a .gov scumbag lives there
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05/18/2018 07:40 AM

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Re: Question about Google Earth
No idea. Also, on google earth you can see what a place looked at various times over the years. You can go back a pretty good anount of time in some places. Might be neat to show him how the place has changed over the last 40 years or so.
Deplorable NO MORE Michele B  (OP)

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05/18/2018 07:43 AM
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What kinda "juice" do you have to have to get Google to BLOCK your house from view???

I mean, I figured pretty high-up individual. I'd never seen ANYPLACE blurred like that before!

BTW - according to him, it's quite a place, full basement all decked out with living quarters - I know, I know, a LOT of homes are like that.

But if you look around back, there are several garages, his grandfather built them.....LOTS of storage, for who knows what. He owns all the way back to the next street. Maybe even other houses, as my dad remembered he owned "lots of houses on that block." But their residence is the only one blurred.
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Re: Question about Google Earth
Well i looked at the address and that is weird. Maybe there is some graffiti with bad words or maybe its a safe place like a womans shelter, i dont know man but that is weird.
Deplorable NO MORE Michele B  (OP)

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05/18/2018 07:44 AM
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Re: Question about Google Earth
No idea. Also, on google earth you can see what a place looked at various times over the years. You can go back a pretty good anount of time in some places. Might be neat to show him how the place has changed over the last 40 years or so.
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Oh, cool, Texan! But I don't know how to do that!
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05/18/2018 07:57 AM
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Re: Question about Google Earth
I don't know

You should Tweet it on Twitter
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05/18/2018 08:04 AM

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It would seem that the owner of the house requested it.
Check out this Google Earth blog: [link to www.gearthblog.com (secure)]
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05/18/2018 08:13 AM
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Re: Question about Google Earth
It would seem that the owner of the house requested it.
Check out this Google Earth blog: [link to www.gearthblog.com (secure)]
 Quoting: NOLAangel


Thanks for that link! THere's a variety of info there. Some people who got blurred on accident and want to unblur (apparently cannot happen until the next time Google takes your picture), some people who don't know who asked for blur, some people who want to be blurred.....





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