Mar 302010
 
 March 30, 2010  Non-U.S., Online

Vandals in Germany have sabotaged a Google “Street View” car, police said Tuesday, an apparent act of protest against the navigation service that is controversial in the country amid privacy concerns.

A Google employee left his specially-modified black Opel with eight mounted cameras parked overnight in the northern city of Oldenburg, but returned to find the tyres let down and the camera cables slashed, police told the news agency AFP.

“The employee found a note under the windscreen saying: ‘Please do not drive away, you have a puncture’,” police spokesman Sven Warnken said, adding the saboteurs seemed concerned no harm should come to the driver of the vehicle.

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