Protection of Cambridgeshire cow's identity by Google sends photograph viral

Moo-ve over Justin Bieber, Hoof-it Joey Essex, Google Street View's 'overzealous' approach to the privacy of a Cambridgeshire cow means this photograph is taking the internet by storm.

Friday, 16th September 2016, 10:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:55 pm
UDDERLY STUPID? Do you recognise this cow?

The cow was photographed at Coe Fen and has its face blurred in the same way Google does for humans - and now it’s gone viral.

A tweet featuring the now ‘celebrity’ animal was retweeted more than 9,000 times and has had over 13,000 likes

People had fun making puns after the tweet gained traction.

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“Udderly ridiculous,” said one user in reply. “Google teat view,” said another.

A spokesman for Google said: “We thought you were pulling the udder one when we herd the moos, but it’s clear that our automatic face-blurring technology has been a little overzealous.

“Of course, we don’t begrudge this cow milking its five minutes of fame.”