Street View: Live in Brazil, Ireland and Antarctica, Lambasted in Germany

Google Street View expanded again today, adding Brazil, Ireland and even a spot in Antarctica (Google Earth Blog, Google LatLong, Google Maps Mania, the Guardian).

Meanwhile, Germany remains one country where Street View is not to be found, even though Germans are the heaviest users of the service who don’t have it themselves. Even so, Der Spiegel reports, 100,000 Germans have asked Google to blur their homes in Street View when it launches there later this year (via Valleywag). Some Germans have even added photos of themselves to a map protesting Street View, which frankly baffles me (link in German; see Google Maps Mania, via which, for an English account).