Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Will Schmidt Show Restraint at Senate Hearing — Or Will He Need One? - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD

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But can Schmidt restrain himself from making them? Given his record to date, that seems unlikely. In the past year alone he’s made a string of verbal gaffes for which he and Google have taken quite a beating in the media.

Speaking about Google’s social media efforts and its growing rivalry with Facebook at the company’s Zeitgeist conference last September, Schmidt ominously said, “The best thing that would happen is for Facebook to open up its data. Failing that, there are other ways to get that information.”

That same month, he told the Atlantic, “We don’t need you to type at all. We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about.”

Will Schmidt Show Restraint at Senate Hearing — Or Will He Need One? - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD

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