If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place. If you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that search engines -- including Google -- do retain this information for some time and it's important, for example, that 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.
That was Eric Schmidt - Google's then CEO, just a few years ago.
There's been spying for years, there's been surveillance for years, and so forth, I'm not going to pass judgement on that, it's the nature of our society,
And that was Eric Schmidt - Google's Executive Chairman, today.
So, it's just the nature of our society that Google amasses troves of personal data on billions of people from all over the world and is then compelled to hand that over to the NSA.
Nothing to be done about it.
That's our nature, you see. It's inevitable.