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Google CEO Discusses Technology and Privacy


August 5, 2010

Speaking at this week's Techonomy conference in the U.S., Google CEO Eric Schmidt discussed some of the privacy-related issues spurred by the advent of new and evolving technology. Schmidt's examples included the use of computers and artificial intelligence to identify people from their online photos, CNET News reports, as well as using data collected by location-based services not only to show where people are but to predict where they are going. Schmidt said that technology is good, but the only way to manage the challenges is "much greater transparency and no anonymity" as "true anonymity is too dangerous."
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