Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vandals target homes for no show.... - Germany

  • 25 November 2010, 9:11

Vandals target Street View dodgers

Google street view camera in Germany /PA
German home-owners who have opted out of Google's Street View appear to have been targeted by vandals.
Properties in Essen which have chosen to be blurred on the service have been pelted with eggs, reports the BBC.
The houses had notices reading "Google's cool" pinned to their door, according to local media reports.
Street View is only now rolling out across Germany after the German government insisted citizens be allowed to opt out.
Almost 250,000 Germans requested that Google blur pictures of their homes, before the service went live.
A Google spokesperson said the company respected people's right to privacy and described the vandalism as a one-off incident.
"We respect people's right to remove their house from Street View and by no means consider this to be acceptable behaviour," the spokesperson added.
Since going live in Germany, the service has captured a series of bizarre events, including a naked man climbing into the boot of his car on the driveway of a house in Mannheim, south-west Germany.
Another camera appeared to capture the birth of a baby on a street in a Berlin suburb, although there are claims the incident was a hoax.

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