Eric Schmidt of Google says that only miscreants need privacy. So, if you worry about what Google is doing with your data, you should be ashamed of yourself. You probably also deserve to go to jail.
Now, I’ve talked about the thin veil of Google’s “Don’t be Evil” facade. Usually just to poke fun at those that might actually believe it. So far though, this story just doesn’t rate any space here. We all know that the giant that is Google doesn’t feel you should have any right to privacy. Big deal, right?
Well, here’s where it gets funny. As stated in the article, Eric Schmidt, the very same man that said you don’t deserve privacy blackballed cNet news for using his own search engine to find publicly available information concerning him.
When you think of the amount of information that Google has now(books, housing cloud data, email, search data, web apps, mobile apps, name servers, etc ad nauseum), you realize that when Google says you don’t deserve privacy, they’re in a better position than the government to make sure that by God, you’re not going to have any privacy.
I’ve said before that Google is not an entity that you can afford to pin human traits like “non-evil” on. Google is a machine designed to make money for their shareholders. They will do whatever possible, including selling your data to someone to make that happen.
Mr. Schmidt should have known that better than anyone.