Sep 092010
 September 9, 2010  Non-U.S., Online

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said on Thursday he understood why Germans were uneasy about the company’s Street View service for historical reasons, as he began a charm offensive aimed at assuaging their privacy concerns.


Uniquely for Germany, the US internet giant launched a campaign giving citizens concerned about safety or privacy four weeks to tell the company to have pictures of their homes or businesses pixelated before they are published.

But after critics complained that the deadline was too short, the company offered to double the reply period to eight weeks, running out on October 15.

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