What Google’s Eric Schmidt Doesn’t Understand

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What Google’s Eric Schmidt Doesn’t Understand

Eric Schmidt is at it again, promoting his vision of the future.

It was only a couple of years ago that Schmidt stepped down as Google’s CEO – ostensibly because of blowback from such comments as:

“We don’t need you to type at all. We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about.” (Atlantic Monthly forum in October 2010).


“If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” (December 2009 interview with CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo)

Presently, Google’s (still) Chairman is continuing to challenge our notions of privacy. In a CNNMoney interview by Logan Whiteside on October…

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