Sometimes when you're browsing Google Maps, you'll notice a house is blurred out.
Are these CIA safe houses? Does someone high up in the government live there? Perhaps a powerful billionaire? Probably not. But who knows.
What I do know though is that it's very easy for you to hide your house from Google Maps, too. Here's how:
Open up Google Maps in your web browser and type in your address.
Drag the yellow Pegman from the bottom right corner of your screen over to your house.
Next click the Report a Problem link on the bottom right corner of the screen.
Now select My home for request blurring. And fill out some information about your house and what you want blurred.
Submit your request and wait a few days for it to become effective.
Just remember that this is permanent. Once you blur your house, you can't unblur it.