Anti-Google Germans Close To Grabbing Pitchforks and Torches?

A recent video of local Germans chasing a Google Street View car taking pictures of their neighborhood was almost like something out of an old monster movie, all they need were the pitchforks and torches.

Has Google become the new cultural imperialist forcing American ideals throughout the world? Seems the attacks on Google from Europe and Asia right now almost echo those against Walt Disney during the last century.

Last year the Germans had kicked back about saving IP addresses - making the act illegal. Now the villagers are revolting against the invasion of their privacy by the photo teams from Google.

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.