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German Google Fanboys Vandalize Google Street View Opt-out Homes

Posted by YBMW Staff on November 24th, 2010
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Fanboys are the plague of society and here’s a perfectly good reason why. German home-owners who have chosen to opt out of Google’s Street View service appear to have become the unsuspecting victims of anti-privacy vandals.

Yes, you read that correctly. Local media report that homes in Essen, west Germany have been pelted with eggs and had “Google’s cool” notices pinned to their doors.

The properties involved have all chosen to be blurred on Google’s Street View service.

Google of course had nothing to say and distanced itself from the vandalism.

“We respect people’s right to remove their house from Street View and by no means consider this to be acceptable behaviour,” a Google spokesperson said.

Almost 250,000 Germans requested that Google blur pictures of their homes on the service.

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 question-marks over the veracity of the incident.

Source: BBC.CO.UK

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