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Kathleen
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Kathleen

Hmmmm… that’s very very odd. I call it the Trump house because of their HUGE Trump flag.

Tim Grape
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I believe you can have Google do that to your property.

Kathleen
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Kathleen

Just curious as to why you would feel the need to block the view of your house?

Freda Green-Bolling
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Hmm.

urbngrilla
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urbngrilla

In mass media, Personal Privacy Rights/Protection extend to images of oneself and one’s property. While harm from commercial use/mass-publication of a property’s images is more difficult to prove (compared to one’s likeness,) a signed photo release is SOP nowadays. Otherwise, the owner has the right to deny commercial/mass media use.

Christine Greenberg
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He probably thinks Obama is watching him.

frank pichel
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frank pichel

@2 yep Tim’s got it. You can request privacy from Google streetview. More common in Europe.

JessOfRVA
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JessOfRVA

@Kathleen There are some privacy oriented folks who feel being seen on something like Google Maps violates their right to privacy. I don’t necessarily agree, but hey, it’s their house.

Holly
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Holly

I guess Trump supporters are afraid of people knowing them

Victoria McGovern
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You can request through Google to have your things blocked out. I haven’t seen a house yet, but cars, people, etc.

Tim Grape
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why make it political? Maybe they just want privacy?

Liz Opalak
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Actually the house is haunted and the residents vampires so it doesn’t show up on cameras.

Brittany Dugas
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Tim Grape I’m pretty sure this house has a giant Trump flag so that’s why.

Christine Greenberg
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Tim Grape it’s a joke

Marguerite Manning
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Marguerite Manning

I agree Tim Grape. Aren’t things political enough these days…can’t we all just be good neighbors and support each others personal right to privacy?

Gina D.
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Gina D.

The house is not really there but is a ghostly apparition! ?

Chris
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Chris

Holly, nothing to be “afraid” about.

Clay Street
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Clay Street

Residence of Grand Viceroy of Trumpistan, very hush hush.

But for real this is some snowflake-level ish, IMO. What does this blurring accomplish?

Guilty Mom
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Guilty Mom

I’m pretty sure John Cena lives there which is why you can’t see it

Jonathan Delano
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I am highly amused that, by requesting anonymity on Google Street View, the owner of this house has actually drawn more attention to their house than if they had not done so.

Cameron Holmes
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I have pictures of this house… it might even be in a book!

Daniel
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Daniel

I heard CAR uses google street view to tell if you have made changes to the exterior of your house….. could be for that?

Bobby J
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Bobby J

perhaps this house is a little self-conscious about its looks. Hard to blame it with all the house shaming going on these days. lest we forget, homes are people too…

Monica Marie
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Glad they took that flag down though.

Christian Briggs
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Protecting his privacy from Google, aka SkyNet.

Karl Heidemann
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looks like it’s slipping into a different (and undoubtedly more sane) dimension.

Alexa Williams-Brown
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I do love the pride flags and other love filled messages neighbors have outside their homes on that block though

Chris
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Chris

Clay Street, still bitter that things didn’t go your way on election day?

Kathleen
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Kathleen

I think they can’t figure out how to get that freaking HUGE Trump flag off of the front of their house and they’re embarrassed by it.

Jeff
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Jeff

How is this “news”? Houses are blurred all over the city. It’s pretty typical. What is notable, however is that we have finally reached the tipping point where privacy has become the anomaly and narcissistic exhibitionism is the norm. And if you do claim your right to privacy, you end up ringing the dinner bell for some neo-macarthyist, alt-leftist, nut-job, internet bully.

Jeff
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Jeff

I suppose I didnt need to include the words, “alt-left nut job” to make the general point… I shouldn’t be taking any side of that turd-coin

Katherine J
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Katherine J

@ Jeff #30 & #31…help a sister out. How do you get “Alt Left” and “Mc Carthy” on the same side of your turd coin? Super interested.

(Apologies for being off topic but I feel I must surely be missing something here)

Bill Hartsock
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Bill Hartsock

Thanks, John, for finally a sane comment on this thread!

Aaron
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Aaron

Anyone can have their house blurred, just contact Google. There is a house right around the corner from me that is blurred out.

DontMinceWords
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DontMinceWords

@22/Daniel – I went to CAR to find out my house paint color. They went through the file (2 year old house) and had NO record of the color. “We must of approved it through email,” was their response. So they went on google street view to look at the house and tell me the color. Seriously. CAR uses it.

Tony B
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Tony B

@25 – Google has the information. They’re the ones blurring it from others’ viewing.

bill
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bill

33 kat j. because they are fundamentally the same type of waste

bill
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bill

33 kat j. same waste diff flavors

Laurie Polizzi
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Well… the huge Trump flag is back up this morning

David
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David

Oh my gosh Laurie…thank you for the newsflash! You know, when I see something I don’t like and if it’s clearly none of business, I usually just ignore it. Maybe give it a try; Catch my drift?

Nice Dave
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Nice Dave

Flying a flag is a very public statement David. If they (you?) don’t want people to talk about the stupid flag, don’t fly it.

Craig Kent
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There is an option to opt out of google street view.