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Google Fans Throw Eggs At Houses Blurred In Google Street View [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
13 years ago8,802 views

<<Some people who chose to blur their houses on Google Street View in Germany received an unexpected real life blurring: Google fans who threw eggs at their homes.>>

So, Phillip, Pascal why did you do it? :-) :-)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

more funny is that:

rough translation:
at least one of you was afraid of its privacy in street view, so i'll do my best in protecting your privacy and will stop taking your packages when you aren't at home (i am frighten that you might receive something from Yemen)

thank you,

(for our security, i blurred my signature)


TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I bet that Hebbet would write Google, not in order to blur his house, but to get it in higher quality :)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It wasn't me I swear...

Let's hope this egg throwing isn't the start of something bigger. Might be considered funny once but it's actually kind of disturbing to (physically) discriminate against people who opt out of an online service.

One problem though: it's suboptimal (perhaps by the nature of things) that a single opt-outer in a bigger house will cause the whole house to be blurred. Actually it would probably be enough if just his windows/ level and perhaps the front door would be blurred, so that other people in the building don't have to be force-opt-outed with him.

I guess this also raises the question of "who owns" the exterior of a building (I can't just paint the exterior wall pink, for instance, I need to ask the house owner – and in cases of antique houses, I also need to ask the city in Germany). And furthermore, who owns public sight – the property owner or the person looking at the property? I for instance would just love to opt-out of public billboards shoving their advertisement into my eyesight. Can we please have those blurred as well, maybe with some enhanced reality eye lenses to wear?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tom
my home town is too small for SV :'(

maybe Ilmenau (where MP3 was invented and i study) will launch next year and i hope so :)

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