August 11, 2010

wow, anonymity too

I raised a flag a while ago. Perhaps I wasn't as far off base as many suggested at the time. Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt had this to say last month:

"In a world of asynchronous threats, it is too dangerous for there not to be some way to identify you"

Sounds a lot like the same argument underlying his earlier remarks: privacy is only useful for people who have something to hide, except this time it's anonymity. Apparently the only people that want anonymity are people who would use it to mask wrongdoing.

This is seriously flawed reasoning and it continues to scare me that the CEO of the company that owns more peoples' private data than any other would espouse such beliefs.

source" Huffington Post

Posted by asa at 12:30 PM