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

(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.

In this March 2, 2010 file photo, a woman decorates a camera car of Google at the CeBIT in Hannover, northern Germany.
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)
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