Google Will Censor Street View in Germany

People's personal data will be blocked by request
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 17, 2009 3:44 PM CDT
The company has bowed to German pressure to block out images of people's personal data.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Google has bowed to German privacy concerns and will censor its Street View program to block out faces, house numbers, and license plates of people opting out of the service. The company’s panoramic mapping service has faced opposition as it expands worldwide, the AP reports. When it launches in Germany, a link will be available for people to request additional removals.