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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I agree with Schmidt
by Auxx on Fri 11th Dec 2009 13:40 UTC
Auxx
Member since:
2007-04-05

Too much letters in this article, didn't read them all. But I agree with Schmidt. It is very simple. Want to be free - live far away from society. Every modern government is a totalitarian government and such bills as Patriot Act prove that. Government has access to "logs" of your life - bank transactions, insurance usage tracking, speed cams, mobile phone and so on. You are WATCHED EVERY DAY! In every country.

Don't want to regret your activity? DO NOT DO THAT ACTIVITY! There are NO escape if you live in modern society.

So stop complaining, Schmidt is right.

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RE: I agree with Schmidt
by sbergman27 on Fri 11th Dec 2009 14:05 in reply to "I agree with Schmidt"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

So stop complaining, Schmidt is right.

...says the anonymous poster on OSNews, known only as "Auxx".

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RE[2]: I agree with Schmidt
by David on Fri 11th Dec 2009 15:49 in reply to "RE: I agree with Schmidt"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Hey, who wants Auxx's email and IP addresses?
(Just kidding, we'd never really give those out. But we could.)

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