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 I was in Washington recently, and had the chance to visit with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, who has for good reason, bristled at reports that the U.S. government spied on the company’s data centers, calling it potentially illegal. “It’s really outrageous that the National Security Agency was looking between the Google data centers, if that’s true. The steps that the organization was willing to do without good judgment to pursue its mission and potentially violate people’s privacy, it’s not OK.”

Schmidt said Google registered complaints with NSA, President Obama and members of Congress. “The National Security Agency allegedly collected the phone records of every phone call of 320 million people in order to identify roughly 300 people who might be a risk. That’s just bad public policy…and perhaps illegal. There clearly are cases where evil people exist, but you don’t have to violate the privacy of every single citizen of America to find them.'” How true.  To read and listen to more of Schmidt’s concerns, Click Here.

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