An Advance for Google in Germany

Germany — After months of public opposition, Google Street View went online on Thursday with panoramic images from 20 large German cities, including Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt.

As a result of resistance from politicians and privacy advocates who said that the service violated privacy by providing detailed images of buildings and front yards, more than 244,000 residents — about 3 percent of the households in those cities — requested that their homes be blurred, as Google had offered.

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