Google offends in Brazil

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Google Street View has launched in Brazil, although it has already proven to be controversial.

Images of two dead bodies were spotted, one in Rio de Janeiro and the other in Belo Horizonte. The bodies were partially covered, but the images were still pretty disturbing. Google has moved quickly and the images have been removed. The images have now been replaced by a black screen, like Google always does with offending Street View imagery. " We take issues around inappropriate content in our products very seriously, and we removed the images quickly after being notified. For us, privacy and user choice remain paramount, " Google officially stated. " This is why we have put in place tools so that if people see what they believe to be inappropriate, they can report them to us using the simple tools and the images will be promptly removed, " it added.

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