Linked by David Adams on Fri 11th Dec 2009 01:25 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption I was reminded of Sun Microsystems' Scott McNealy's infamous sound byte (used as the title of this article) when I read about Google CEO Eric Schmidt's foot-in-mouth moment during a recent CNBC interview (YouTube Link). Here's what Schmidt said: "I think judgment matters. If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place. If you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that search engines -- including Google -- do retain this information for some time and it's important, for example, that we are all subject in the United States to the Patriot Act and it is possible that all that information could be made available to the authorities."
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RE: Statement defensible
by Shakey on Fri 11th Dec 2009 12:19 UTC in reply to "Statement defensible"
Shakey
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I actually agree with him as well. If you are somehow wishing to keep what you are doing a secret, one needs to ask themselves why they want to keep it a secret. Many times when I catch myself doing this type of self moderation, I am doing something that I shouldn't do in the first place.

However, semantics are everything, right? Or is perception king?

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