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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Honesty
by yopmaster on Fri 11th Dec 2009 19:03 UTC
yopmaster
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2009-10-28

I indeed think that the world would be far better if nobody had any privacy at all: you can not criticize somebody who likes gay necrophilia if you are a Nazi SM amateur. But it will never be the case: people will always hide things especially in the bien-pensant world.
And by the way, I do not think MS has any interest in your privacy neither: they just pretend to (and it's good for business)
At least Schmidth is an honest guy... It's not a breakdown new: since Google bases its revenue on publicity, our personal data are money for them since the begining.
I'm still waiting for the Wikipedia of the search engine...

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