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Schmidt Talks About Privacy Invasions

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Cool – Google CEO Eric Schmidt is standing up against warped gov’t privacy invasion attempts. The Guardian today writes:

Earlier this year, Google overturned a government subpoena that attempted to force dozens of internet companies to make available huge banks of data on web users’ habits [see previous post]. The government claimed it wanted access to records of internet searches and online activity to help identify suspected terrorists and observe dangerous patterns of behaviour.

A federal judge ruled that the move was illegal, and Mr Schmidt said surfers were right to take their anger out on officials. “This was a complete violation of our users’ rights,” Mr Schmidt told the summit. “We, as a society, came to a rational outcome, and if we don’t like it we can replace the people who pass those laws.”

[Thanks Tadeusz!]

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