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Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 14:20:22 Reply

Some kids in Germany vandalized houses where the owners opted out of google maps street view.

Opting out of Google Maps' Street View in Germany will blur the image of your building on the photographic map, and make you hideously uncool. So says a group of vandals who egged homes in Essen that appear pixelated on the search engine's map, leaving notes that say "Google's cool" (in English) on the privacy-lovers' doors and mailboxes.

The victims are part of the 3 percent of German residents, totaling almost 250,000 people, who chose to have images of their homes blurred from Google's Street View map feature. Google uncharacteristically offered Germans the chance to opt out of the system before it launched after German government officials voiced concerns about privacy rights and Google's data-collection method.

The identity of the person or persons who used Google's tool to track down the spotlight-shunning opters-out and vandalize their uncool homes is unknown.

Google responded: "We respect people's decision to opt out and by no means consider this to be acceptable behavior."

Google Inspired Vandalism


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 14:23:43 Reply

Forgot link.


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 14:25:26 Reply

Google's cool.

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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 14:26:57 Reply

you need a better image

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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 14:29:13 Reply

Naked german guy, and now this!!!


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 14:32:04 Reply

Those people sound like idiots.

"The owners of this house want their privacy kept by not allowing their house to be viewed via Google, so they must get vandalised for wanting to protect their home from the very thing we are going to do to them".

Google should shame them for using their name in their vandalism.


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 14:55:16 Reply

Picture quality is shit dude.


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 14:59:32 Reply

The picture is perfectly fine, those are just the houses of the people who wanted their houses to be blurred.

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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 15:13:59 Reply

At 11/28/10 02:59 PM, DirtyMeatball wrote: The picture is perfectly fine, those are just the houses of the people who wanted their houses to be blurred.

I'm pretty sure they're just joking, but yeah. If you're an idiot, then this should clear that up for you.


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 15:15:08 Reply

FUCK YOU ALL FOR WANTING PRIVACY AAARRRGGGHHHH I'LL SHOW YOU

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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 15:15:53 Reply

I fucking hate google because they're privacy invading assholes.

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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 15:38:13 Reply

It should really have been opt-in to begin with. Not the other way around.


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 16:02:16 Reply

Haha, right.


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 16:50:55 Reply

So they let you choose if you want your house blurred but they steal your wifi details?


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 16:53:20 Reply

At 11/28/10 04:50 PM, HungarianSupermarket wrote: So they let you choose if you want your house blurred but they steal your wifi details?

Lol this.


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 17:12:24 Reply

Cool google story bro

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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 17:17:21 Reply

At 11/28/10 02:25 PM, Garage wrote: Google's cool.

GOOGLE'S FUCKIN' RAD.


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 18:02:03 Reply

What is it with people today? I mean, really, is it that important to have someone's house viewable on the internet?


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Response to Google Inspired Vandalism 2010-11-28 18:22:37 Reply

*yawn*


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