May 242012
 May 24, 2012  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Online

Loek Essers reports:

Microsoft has taken its Google Street View-like service Bing Streetside offline in Germany after German citizens expressed their worries about how Microsoft handles requests for blurring of images, the company said on Tuesday.

All German panorama photos were made inaccessible as a precaution while Microsoft evaluates the complaints and contemplates a solution, the company said in a statement.

Microsoft spokesman Thomas Baumgärtner said he could not predict when or if the service will be reinstated. The complaints were limited and were not initiated by a data protection agency, he said.

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