Google: 244,000 Germans Say ‘No’ to Street View

[AP] Internet giant Google says more than 244,000 Germans have asked that their homes be made unrecognizable in its Street View program, scheduled to launch in Germany next month.Google estimated in a statement released Thursday that the requests amount to about 3 percent of the total number of households in Germany’s 20 largest cities, images of which are to go online as part of the company’s mapping program. see:Thousands of Germans opt out of Google Street View
Almost 250,000 Germans have told Google to blur pictures of their homes on the Street View service.The German government insisted that people get the chance to make the request as a condition of letting Google operate Street View.It said personal privacy would be violated if people did not have an option to opt out.When Street View is live in Germany, citizens will be able to use a webform to request their homes to be obscured.

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