100K Germans Opt Out of Google Street View

Country may be a little blurry when service launches
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2010 11:17 AM CDT
In this July 9, 2008 file photo, a Google street view car drives near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.   (AP Photo/ddp, Michael Kappeler, File)

(Newser) – Planning to use Google Street View in Germany? It may not be very useful: More than 100,000 Germans have requested their homes be blurred out when Street View launches in their country this year. That number could actually be in the several hundreds of thousands, sources tell Der Spiegel. The irony? Of all the countries where Street View has yet to launch, Germany uses it the most.

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