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Microsoft takes Bing Streetside offline in Germany after privacy complaints

Loek Essers | May 24, 2012
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.

Google Street View coverage in Germany -- a dozen cities plus the Cologne-Essen agglomeration -- lags behind that in neighboring countries such as Denmark, France and the Netherlands, where coverage is almost nationwide. In addition to inviting Germans to object to images before publication, the company is also obliged to publicize the dates and routes on which its Street View cars will be gathering data in Germany.


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