Internet never forgets!

TroLLarch By TroLLarch, 6th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
Posted in Wikinut>News>Business

Google's chairman talks about deelting data from internet.

Internet = Elephant ~Never forgets.

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt believes that they should allow simple deletion of data from the internet. Google, more than any other company, knows that the Internet is like an elephant - it never forgets anything.

Even if you think you delete an embarrassing photo or tweet, chances are that someone somewhere can find a copy even years later.

"The lack of a delete button on the Internet is a significant problem. There are times when deleting is the right thing," said Schmidt to participants in his lectures at New York University, reports CNET.

He used the example of a person who committed a crime as a minor and whose data about other written somewhere on the Internet by the time adulthood. This information may impede the person such as finding a job.

Attitude Eric Schmidt had about privacy has changed a lot in recent years. Year 2009 - He was more or less dismissed privacy saying in an interview with CNBC, "If you would not want anyone to know for what you are doing, first of all, maybe you should not do."

On that occasion, he admitted that there are certain cases when this giant companies forced to disclose personal information of users.

"If you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that search engines - including Google - retain this information for a certain time," he said then, Schmidt said, adding that "all the information are available to the authorities."

Devastating is the fact that most Internet users do not have any idea of ​​what amount of data about them has Google. Millions and millions of queries daily bombard with this search engine. With the search terms, there are also exchanged e-mails, photos on Picasa, documents on Google Documents, calendar notes, blogs, You Tube ... etc.

In his new book The New Digital Age Schmidt not only believes in privacy, but also believes that it is worth to fight for it.

In an interview last week for the PBS NewsHour, Schmidt said: "Privacy is becoming increasingly important in this new interconnected world, because we need privacy ... I think we need to fight for it."

Moreover, Schmidt believes that people need to stand up and say out loud: "I do not want the government snooping around me for one reason or another."

Kudos to him.


Internet, Privacy, Privacy Policy, Privacy Rights, Private

Meet the author

author avatar TroLLarch
Croatian student looking to earn some pocket money.

Share this page

moderator Mark Gordon Brown moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know


Add a comment
Can't login?