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Google abandons Street View in Germany

Google has stopped sending out its Street View cars in Germany. Although a German court recently ruled that photography in streets is perfectly legal, and thus Google is allowed to continue updating its Street View service, the company has decided…

France fines Google Ä100,000 over Street View

France's National Commission for Information Freedom (CNIL) has nailed Google with a Ä100,000 ($142,000) fine for gathering private data from unsecured Wi-Fi connections. Early last year, the search giant revealed that its Street View cars accessed unpassworded wireless networks and…

Google fanboys egg blurred-out Street View homes

The ongoing privacy dispute over Google Street View got a little crazier this past weekend. Some Germans who elected to have their homes removed from the service were victimized by anti-privacy vandals who threw eggs at their homes and left…