Frightened by technology, Sir Paul McCartney has succeeded in removing photos of his London mansion from Google Street View. The Sun reports that McCartney, who has “been careful about security” since Mark David Chapman shot bandmate John Lennon to death in 1980, “was unsettled when he heard Google users could get a 360-degree view.” Now, images of his town house, at 7 Cavendish Avenue, St Johns Wood, London, NW8 9JE, have been blacked out along with a significant portion of the block. It turns out that censoring Street View images doesn’t necessitate star power: anyone can fill out the onscreen complaint form. But unfortunately for the living ex-Beatle, hiding public images of his home only publicizes his privacy problems further. To help kick start the Streisand effect we’ve gathered a gallery of Sir Paul’s London estate above, as well as the blacked out Street View below.


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