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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:18 PM
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!!! Google CEO Says Anonymity Online Is 'Dangerous' !!!
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 01:19 PM by onehandle
What. The. Fuck.
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Google knows what you watch, what you search, and even with whom you're friends. The availability of all this information raises an important question: Where does Google CEO Eric Schmidt stand on the issue of online privacy?

Schmidt has previously said, "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."

In a more recent interview with CNBC conducted at the Techonomy conference earlier this month, Schmidt offered an additional look at his views on online privacy and anonymity. Speaking on a panel at the event, Schmidt argued that anonymity on the Internet is dangerous. "In a world of asynchronous threats, it is too dangerous for there not to be some way to identify you," he said.

Schmidt took the stance that governments may eventually put an end to anonymity. "We need a name service for people," he said. "Governments will demand it."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/10/eric-schmidt-p...


FEAR GOOGLE!




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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:19 PM
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1. Google is proof that money corrupts
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mike r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:22 PM
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2. "If you haven't done anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about"
"and we're watching you to make sure you're not doing anything wrong"
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:29 PM
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9. Fixed it for you.
"If you haven't done anything wrong, and you're an internet billionaire, you have nothing to worry about"
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:31 PM
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10. Let's see, now where have I heard that before?
Yes, that's it! The warrantless search bullshit in the Patriot Act!

Nice to know we can trust Republicans and Google to be our mommies.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:22 PM
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3. Translated: If we had a name and address to go along with
those usage statistics we could make sooooo much more money.

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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:23 PM
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4. The only reason they want to know who we are is GREED
They want to track where we go, what we view, read and buy on the internet.






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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:23 PM
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5. I guess then everything done and said by Google executives
Is free game.

Fear Google? Why?

What are they going to do?



If they want a world with no privacy, it has to be applied equally. Seems that is the indication, open that door up if you want, it will really help many people.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:26 PM
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8. What you can do is not buy their products, use their services, click on their links.
They are positioning themselves for monopoly.

Abandon gmail and their search, don't buy their phones. Cut off their money stream.

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AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:54 PM
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15. And Google executives won't mind sharing their bank accct #s and pin #s either.
What hogwash comes from corrupt corporate leaders. I don't use Google any longer. Fuck them.
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Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:26 PM
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6. The Chinese Government will be so pleased
with a Google instituted name service.

Hear this, Chinese peasants, "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."


Well, them first anyway. After it's perfected, we can have it too.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:26 PM
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7. So now fucking Google is gonna moralize me?! What a scream!
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SouthernLiberal Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:33 PM
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11. Oh really???
"If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."


For me anonymity online is not about doing anything I am ashamed of, but controlling who has what information about me. I have heard this kind of line before from wealthy men who can make money from selling my private information to others.

There are any number of questions I'd like to ask of anyone who takes this opinion, that desiring privacy is proof you must be doing something wrong.

Do you lock your doors? That would be the first one. Protecting my information online does not seem to me to essentially different than protecting my physical possessions by locking my door when I leave my house.

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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:38 PM
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12. Just relax, submit, and smile for the camera.
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Jester Messiah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:40 PM
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13. He's right.


But he might want to back off.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:43 PM
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14. dangerous to their profit model
which is serving ads based on what they know about each particular web surfer.
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