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Israel To Allow Online Mapping Feature


August 23, 2011

Israel's government will allow Google to operate its Street View mapping feature there--with conditions, Reuters reports. Addressing privacy and security concerns, Street View has agreed to blur images of license plates and homes in Israel. It will also clearly mark its Street View cars for identification purposes. "The terms approved by us allow the operation of this valuable service while safeguarding the Israeli public's right to privacy," said Yoram Hacohen, head of the Israeli Law Information and Technology Authority.  
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