Google Lovers Egg Houses of 'No Street View' Germans

Choose one: Show your home, or egg attack
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2010 7:12 PM CST
In this March 2, 2010 file photo, a woman decorates a camera car of Google at the CeBIT in Hannover, northern Germany.   (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach, File)

(Newser) – It's a bizarre case of vigilante vandalism: A group of Germans have egged the houses of dozens of families who have chosen to opt-out of Google Street View. About 3% of Germans—250,000 people—requested that their homes be blurred, which makes it very easy to tell which houses have opted out ... a fact the vandals took advantage of, reports Aol News.

In the city of Essen, a number of privacy lovers found their homes egged on Saturday, their mailboxes plastered with notes that read "Google's Cool." One egged resident asked the obvious: "What does this action have to do with 'cool'?" Google itself has denounced the vandalism, saying it respects the decision to opt out. Click here for more.

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