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Dick Cheney's house gets uncensored on Google Earth

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Former American Vice President, Dick Cheney, was a big fan of secret surveillance and monitoring, but wasn't so keen on having aerial images of his house beamed all over the world, so it used to be pixellated out at very low resolution on Google Maps. With the new administration, however, Joe Biden has moved in and suddenly the house has become viewable again.

The change happened on Google Earth on January 18th, and rolled out to Google Maps on the 22nd. Google's official line? They didn't do anything - the images were displayed unaltered from the source - in this case, the U.S. Geological Survey. I'm inclined to believe them, though it's interesting that the White House remained in full view the whole time. For before and after pics, click over the jump.

Before:
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After:
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The Naval Observatory (via Valleywag)

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    Very helpful information specifically the last part :) I care for such info a lot. I was looking for this certain information for a very long time.

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  • interesting photos. i remember reading a while back that google satellites maps of the white house were altered to not show secret service locations.

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  • The visual is not good. We must respect the privacy of others especially ex presidents.

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