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: I agree with Schmidt
by sbergman27 on Fri 11th Dec 2009 14:05 UTC in reply to "I agree with Schmidt"
sbergman27
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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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RE[3]: I agree with Schmidt
by sbergman27 on Fri 11th Dec 2009 16:07 in reply to "RE[2]: I agree with Schmidt"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Hey, who wants Auxx's email and IP addresses?

I do. A PM would be fine.

Seriously, though, I find it odd that we, who are more open with our personal information, providing real names, etc. are on this side of the argument, while the anonymous folk argue that privacy isn't important.

By that, I do not mean that everyone should provide their real names here. I do it because I stand behind what I say, and signing my name to it just seems, to me, the right thing to do.

Sincerely,
Steve Bergman

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