These days, it seems like Google runs everything. From Google Desktop to Google Search to Google WiFi in some areas, the company is in a position to collect all sorts of data about its users. The fears of privacy advocates will not be put to rest any time soon, however. In a keynote address to the Mobile World Congress today, Google CEO Eric Schmidt stated bluntly:
…[W]e can literally know everything if we want to. What people are doing, what people care about, information that’s monitored, we can literally know it if we want to, and if people want us to know it.
Fortunately, Google isn’t in the habit yet of collecting and analyzing all our personal data. But in my opinion, we should be wary.
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