BBC News reports vandals have targeted houses of people who removed their house from Google's Street View service. Local media in the German town of Essen reports homes have been pelted with eggs and had "Google's cool" notices pinned to their doors:
Local media report that homes in Essen, west Germany have been pelted with eggs and had 'Google's cool' notices pinned to their doors.
The properties involved have all chosen to be blurred on Google's Street View service.
The search giant distanced itself from the vandalism.
"We respect people's right to remove their house from Street View and by no means consider this to be acceptable behaviour," a Google spokesperson said.