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Google Street View Goes Live (And Blurred) in Germany

Even though hundreds of thousands of Germans have opted out of having their homes displayed, Google Street View is now live in Germany.

Search Engine Land reports that the small town of Oberstaufen is the first to appear in Street View, with – as promised – many residences blurred out.

While the estimated 244,000 households that opted out represent only a fraction of the German population, the country has still been very critical of what it sees as an invasion of privacy by the Google Street View mapping process.

Now that the deadline has passed for Germans to opt out, Google plans to roll out Street View – blurs included to more cities by the end of the year.

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