Google Maps is Protecting This Cow's Identity

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

We heifer bovine social media (not a real thing yet) storm on our hands. The UK's cattle population has got beef with Google, after its mapping service decided to protect the privacy of a mysterious cow at Coe Fen, Cambridge.

Not a great deal is known about the beast in question (which shockingly appears uncensored in a different shot), but fellow grazers are believed to be outraged at what they perceive as preferential treatment from Google.

Confronted on the matter by the BBC, the company claimed that the moove wasn’t intentional. “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,” it said. “Of course, we don’t begrudge this cow milking its five minutes of fame.”

Very good, though we think it’ll steak more than a pun-filled statement to appease the rest of the nation's cattle. [BBC]