Thursday, December 10, 2009

He wouldn't be talking about it as a possibility if it weren't already an actuality

Via emptywheel comes comes this astute take on a remark by Google CEO Eric Schmidt about Internet search engine records (including Google's):

we are all subject in the United States to the Patriot Act and it is possible that all that information could be made available to the authorities

This is the CEO of Google–a company that, four years ago, fought to avoid letting Alberto Gonzales get its searches in the name of preventing pornography–telling you that everything you do on Google “could be made available” to the authorities. Which I presume means it is being made available…

Yup. Sounds right to me.

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