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 November 3, 2010  Non-U.S., Online

A day after a small town became the first in Germany to welcome Google’s controversial Street View service with open arms and cake, a tiny northern village responded overnight with a resounding “nein”.

The hamlet of Parum, population 70, has got together to sign a petition addressed to Federal Data Protection Officer Peter Schaar to get the village wiped off the Street View map, due to be rolled out by the end of the year.

If this does not work, all 25 households intend to apply individually to Google to have their houses pixellated, a special concession the US Internet giant made in Germany, sensitive to privacy issues for historical reasons.

Read more on Adelaide Now.

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