Last year, singer Billie Eilish was threatened by a stalker. She got a temporary restraining order against the obsessed fan, and shortly afterward Google Maps blurred out her Los Angeles home in Street View citing “privacy concerns.”
After news broke yesterday that Tim Cook also has a restraining order
against an alleged stalker, we checked Apple Maps and Google Maps, only to see that his Palo Alto house has been blurred out in both.
It’s not clear if the move came in response to the temporary restraining order granted to Apple’s CEO, or if it predated it.
Nonetheless, it’s easy to have your own residence blurred out on mapping services – see our how-to if you’re so inclined.
In other news:
- Apple released a bunch of OS updates today. See what’s new.
- We have a 20% off sale on Laut’s really nice Apple Watch bands. Check them out!
- If you’re looking for an affordable Dolby Atmos soundbar or a clacky mechanical gaming keyboard, Denon and Logitech have some new wares for you.
– Leander Kahney, EIC.