So how is that Google China thing working out for you there Brin?
Brin acknowledged Tuesday the dominant Internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. He said Google is wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course.
BUT Everybody else was doing it!…
Google had agreed to the censorship demands only after Chinese authorities blocked its service in that country. Google’s rivals accommodated the same demands — which Brin described as “a set of rules that we weren’t comfortable with”
So try to throw up a STRAW MAN and blame it on BUSH! That always throws them off!
Brin also addressed Internet users’ expectations of privacy in an era of increased government surveillance, saying Americans misunderstand the limited safeguards of their personal electronic information.
“I think it’s interesting that the expectations of people with respect to what happens to their data seems to be different than what is actually happening,” he said.
Google has battled the U.S. Justice Department in court seeking to limit the amount of information the government can get about users’ Internet searches. It also says it has not participated in any programs with the National Security Agency to collect Internet communications without warrants
Now that You’ve basically destroyed the Google “Don’t be Evil” motto well…
“Perhaps now the principled approach makes more sense,” Brin said.