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Google Censors Competitors in Streetview

As of this morning Google has removed all street view images from Google Maps that feature the logos of Yahoo, Microsoft and Apple. Any street view location that had previously shown the logo of a Google competitor now has a blank screen announcing "This is image is no longer available."

You can see this in action in the three embedded street views below:





A spokesperson for Google Maps, Olaf Pirlo, said

"Google is not in the business of censorship. These images have only been removed because users have flagged them as 'inappropriate'."