Latest in Ericschmidt

Image credit:

Google's Eric Schmidt slams NSA over 'outrageous' data center snooping and privacy invasion

61 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Google's Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt isn't a huge fan of the NSA or its surveillance methods, it seems. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Schmidt declared: "It's really outrageous that the National Security Agency was looking between the Google data centers, if true." His comment follows recent reports of a nefarious tool crafted by the agency and the UK's GCHQ that accessed Google and Yahoo data lairs without permission. Schmidt also said that to "potentially violate people's privacy, it's not OK," and that the broad public scrutiny months of leaks has uncovered is unnecessary to find a few bad eggs. Referring to claims that the NSA amassed phone records of 320 million people to actually investigate more like 300, the Google exec commented: "That's just bad public policy... and perhaps illegal." Not that the search giant has any personal experience with illegal data collection, of course.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
61 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Chinese retailers abruptly stop selling Juul e-cigarettes

Chinese retailers abruptly stop selling Juul e-cigarettes

View
Short-form streaming remake of 'The Fugitive' stars Kiefer Sutherland

Short-form streaming remake of 'The Fugitive' stars Kiefer Sutherland

View
Popular podcast app Pocket Casts is now available for free

Popular podcast app Pocket Casts is now available for free

View
Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series will shoot in New Zealand

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series will shoot in New Zealand

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr