Nov 062010
 
 November 6, 2010  Non-U.S., Online

Jeff Jarvis writes:

Street View is online in Germany and it includes – or rather, excludes – 244,000 addresses that Germans have demanded be pixelated. They have, in their word, demanded their Verpixelungsrecht.

It is more offensive than I had imagined, a desecration of the public demanded and abetted by German politicians and media on a supposed privacy frenzy.

See the building on Hugo-von-Königsegg-Straße in Oberstaufen above.

Ugly, isn’t it? As someone in the audience said when I spoke on the topic at a meeting of the Green party in Berlin a few weeks ago, it is as if they are digitally bombing the German landscape.

Read more in The Local (De)

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