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[2]: Statement defensible
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 11th Dec 2009 12:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Statement defensible"
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When I browse for porn, I'd rather keep that a secret. Not that my porn preference is that exciting, it's just that I'm rather prude and find anything related to sex something very, very personal that's really none of anyone's business. I don't want anyone else to see or know anything about me in that area.

I also wouldn't like anyone else to know any condition I might have. Not that I Google that sort of thing (never use the internet for healthcare issues, go see your physician), but I know a lot of people that do.

This is not about criminal activities - this is about perfectly legal and normal activities that I want to keep to myself.

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