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Street View Launched

ONLINE PRIVACY—GERMANY

November 2, 2010

Google's first Street View images of Germany are now online, AFP reports. Following opposition to the mapping service over privacy concerns, Google allowed people to opt out by having their properties pixilated, and about 250,000 Germans chose the option, the report states. The first images now online show the town of Oberstaufen in Bavaria, and some of the houses are blurred. Street View will be rolled out in the country's 20 largest cities later this year, the report states.
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