On May 25, 2007 Google introduced the Street View feature of Google Maps in the United States. It provided panoramic views from positions along many streets, eventually including even views of the very small road on which I live in Novato, California, suggesting that coverage of many parts of the United States became extremely comprehensive.
On April 16, 2008, Google fully integrated Street View into Google Earth 4.3.
In response to complaints about privacy, on May 12, 2008 Google announced in its "latlong" blog that it had introduced face-blurring technology for its images of Manhattan. It eventually applied the technology to all locations.