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NSA: Google chairman blasts reported spying as outrageous, possibly illegal

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Nov 2013 21:22 User comments (9)

NSA: Google chairman blasts reported spying as outrageous, possibly illegal Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has said that reported NSA spying on Google data servers is outrageous.
Recent media reports have suggested that the U.S. Government targeted links between Google's data centers located around the world. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Google chairman Eric Schmidt didn't hold back on condemning the activity if shown to be true.

"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.

"The Snowden revelations have assisted us in understanding that it's perfectly possible that there are more revelations to come."

He told the WSJ that Google has complained to the NSA, to Congress and even to President Barack Obama in the wake of these revelations.

Outside of the reports about Google's data centers, Schmidt also spoke on other data gathering activities carried out by the NSA.

"The NSA allegedly collected the phone records of 320 million people in order to identify roughly 300 people who might be a risk. It's just bad public policy...and perhaps illegal," he said.

Read the full interview with the Wall Street Journal at: online.wsj.com

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9 user comments

15.11.2013 2:18

And why doesn't Google use a rotating encryption. There, we are safe from big brother once again.

25.11.2013 6:32

This is hilarious coming from google of all places.

35.11.2013 8:08

Quote:
And why doesn't Google use a rotating encryption. There, we are safe from big brother once again.
Prolly cause the Federal Government or NSA demanded they not do so.

45.11.2013 16:33

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Quote:
And why doesn't Google use a rotating encryption. There, we are safe from big brother once again.
Prolly cause the Federal Government or NSA demanded they not do so.
Yup.
...and who ever do not comply with the OVER-REACH FASCIST U.S. Govt. find their encrypted (E-mail, etc.) business Service to be closed by the FBI for not give them the Encrypted-Key or Back-door as it happen to: Lavabit, Silent Circle, etc.
Or threaded by the Feds, like it happen to Yahoo & many others.

Welcome to America:
"The Land of the Free" !?

P.S.
The Government is the only Terrorist out there, blaming others for their own incompetency and failures.

@ the White House Now:
https://twitter.com/apblake/status/3978...6/photo/1/large
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Nov 2013 @ 17:21

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

55.11.2013 17:46

That link accomplishes nothing.

68.11.2013 15:45

Originally posted by themind:
That link accomplishes nothing.

I know the Flag (a patriotic brainwash symbol) is just a clothe rag. But, it show the unhappiness between The U.S. Govt. & their own Citizens.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Nov 2013 @ 15:47

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

79.11.2013 23:57

The day the Nightly "news" covers flag burning at the capital is the day it accomplishes something and that something wont be the unhappiness of citizens towards its government.

810.11.2013 15:48

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Originally posted by themind:
That link accomplishes nothing.

I know the Flag (a patriotic brainwash symbol) is just a clothe rag. But, it show the unhappiness between The U.S. Govt. & their own Citizens.
dont know how its done in usa but in Australia we have had aboriginal people on the news protesting burning Australian flags pretty much every time the government tries to help the people in northern territory.

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911.11.2013 20:45

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
Quote:
And why doesn't Google use a rotating encryption. There, we are safe from big brother once again.
Prolly cause the Federal Government or NSA demanded they not do so.
Yup.
...and who ever do not comply with the OVER-REACH FASCIST U.S. Govt. find their encrypted (E-mail, etc.) business Service to be closed by the FBI for not give them the Encrypted-Key or Back-door as it happen to: Lavabit, Silent Circle, etc.
Or threaded by the Feds, like it happen to Yahoo & many others.

Welcome to America:
"The Land of the Free" !?

P.S.
The Government is the only Terrorist out there, blaming others for their own incompetency and failures.

@ the White House Now:
https://twitter.com/apblake/status/3978...6/photo/1/large
Welcome to the new commie murica

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