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Google’s Schmidt: Won’t ‘pass judgement’ on NSA surveillance

13.09.2013 23:04

It’s not the danger to privacy that worries Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of internet leviathan Google, about the National Security Agency’s vast data collection programs, but the fracturing of the global web that may result, he said on Friday.

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Steve Pirk 17.09.2013 01:46

Revealing anything would land at least one person in jail for a long time. There is a reason they have to keep quiet. Leaking classified information...

18 USC § 798
(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information—

If convicted you also forfeit all of your property to the US government.


Anon Wibble 16.09.2013 12:24

Decentralisation of the internet from the USA is a GOOD thing.


Bill Barnes 15.09.2013 15:33

What Schmidt is really saying is that Google is complicit with the NSA backdoor access. What really bothers Schmidt is that other countries can erect a cyber curtain to prevent NSA piercing of some internet activities. That will, in turn, limit Google's market. This boils down to loss of money for Google.


Liberator 15.09.2013 12:57

So Schmidt won't pass judgement on the NSA?

Then I'll certainly pass judgment on Eric Schmidt. Ixquick provides a more private search engine than Google.


漢陰陽 15.09.2013 03:37

China doesn't need to touch Google. they have a portal with 2 - 3 times the market share. in other words, China does not face domestic competition from Google or facebook. No political or economic incentive exists for touching the emails of Chinese dissenters.


why would China touch the emails of worthless so-called domestic terrorists when they could be looking at the emails of top executives and those who are members of the elite? Another attempt at blaming China for America's woes, before Snowden revealed otherwise.


Sir Percy 15.09.2013 00:43

Schmidt openly making false accusation against China about hacking into email of one NGO at the same time turn off Google unsers' info to NSA on a wholesale scale.
Schmidt was sitting in the Apple board stealing all the strategic info about cell phone then go to make Android phones.
Schmidt tops pschopath's list.


j.innes 14.09.2013 22:05

Mr. Schmidt was used by the NSA from a young age and he was manipulated to think himself much smarter than he actually is. Now as the systems are deconstructed by all the plumbers all of the backdoor invasions into the lives of people and businesses will be exposed and all of them will look like they are unbelievably stupid to not have thought the whole thing though. In a very competitive world where self interest plays a role people will see the disadvantages of having some ego driven nut cases in the US to hold the key to their lives.


MrCat Curtis 14.09.2013 02:43

This is just men with money protecting their asses, I mean assets. Smart move and long live the New America where the power is restored to the people. Where lies are harder to hide, and positive growth becomes exponential.


Eduardo Casas 13.09.2013 23:48

What an idiot. He is showing his real colors (mostly yellow, as they say in the USSR, I mean the USA).

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