Sunday, August 28, 2005

Google Anything, so Long as It's Not Google - New York Times

Google Anything, so Long as It's Not Google - New York Times: "Mr. Schmidt's is a special case, however. He or his proxy apparently was angered by a journalist who did nothing more than use for policy discussion Mr. Schmidt's own service to gather publicly available material. Mr. Schmidt's home address comes from a Federal Election Commission database, which lists this and other details about donors who contribute more than $200 in a year to a candidate. If CNET's mention of the readily available information discomfited Mr. Schmidt, it should not have. Two months previously, when Google was host of a briefing for members of the news media, it was Mr. Schmidt who had explained his company's ambitions so boldly: 'When we talk about organizing all of the world's information, we mean all.'"
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