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Austrian takes pickaxe to Street View spymobile

Septuagenarian has hard line on privacy

An Austrian old timer could be in a spot of bother with police after he chased a Street View spymobile with a pickaxe, the Austrian Times reports.

Google's Orwellian Opels have apparently come out of winter hibernation to continue their invasion of Austria. This didn't go down too well with 70-year-old Hermann Zach, who strongly objected to one prowling the streets of Steyregg earlier this week.

Zach explained: “I was working in the garden when I noticed this weird car on the road. I told the driver to make a move but he just didn’t listen. So I grabbed my pickaxe and ran after him."

Luckily for the Street View operative, neighbours were able to overpower the belligerent septuagenarian. His fellow burghers did, though, immediately start collecting signatures protesting the annexation of Steyregg to the Great Satan of Mountain View's online empire. ®

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