Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Google's Schmidt says Assange detainment is 'luxury lodgings' - CNET

Likely a lively debate ahead in this context

"Assange, the notorious document leaker, is coming out with a book this week titled "When Google Met WikiLeaks." The book recalls an encounter when Assange met Schmidt in 2011. In the book, Assange aims to show that Google is tied to the US government when it comes to the openness of the Internet. In other news interviews, Assange has also said Google is basically a privatized National Security Agency.

Schmidt adamantly denied Assange's allegations in the ABC interview Tuesday.

"Julian is very paranoid about things. Google never collaborated with the NSA and in fact, we've fought very hard against what they did," Schmidt said. "We have taken all of our data, all of our exchanges, and we fully encrypted them so no one can get them, especially the government.""
Google's Schmidt says Assange detainment is 'luxury lodgings' - CNET
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