The house in which Alan James Watson (aka De Master Yoda, aka Big Al, aka Gbenga Jones) ran a cashbaiting operation for more than a decade is scheduled to be demolished this week, but Google has already wiped it off the map.
Watson's Springfield Lakes residence at 2 Speckled Cct. has been blurred out on Google Street View, much like how an obscene or pornographic image would appear on network TV. Unfortunately the sadly desiccated land immediately in front of the house remains visible, complete with discarded rubbish.
A Google spokesperson declined to comment directly, but referred us to the company's policy on privacy and security in regards to Street View and information on how users can report an "objectionable" image.
Google states that it promptly reviews all reported images. The privacy and security page provides the following description:
In addition to the automatic blurring of faces and license plates, we will blur the entire car, house, or person when a user makes this request for additional blurring. Users can also request the removal of images that feature inappropriate content (for example: nudity or violence).The Brisbane Land Bank, which aims to restore property to "productive use," purchased Watson's house last week. It will likely be demolished on Wednesday, the Brisbane Times reports.
Watson pleaded guilty last week to 937 counts, including fraud, cashbaiting, harassment, and incontinence. A judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole and an additional 1,000 years.
Image: Stolen from Big Al's computer via keylogger