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Comissão no senado australiano inicia investigações sobre Google

Posted in Sem categoria by Flávio Clésio on 6 de junho de 2010

Segundo o senador Stephen Conroy, ele acusa a companhia de ser a maior quebra de privacidade na história.

Direto do blog do correspondente da BBC em Sydney Nick Bryant:

[…]The attack on Google came from the communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, who was appearing before a Senate committee looking into the government’s controversial plans for an internet filter. He accused the company of “probably the single greatest breach in the history of privacy”, a reference to the Google Street View cars which were found to be gathering information on peoples’ wireless connections, a practice discontinued once it became public.

In a very personalised attack, and with the freedom offered by parliamentary privilege, Senator Conroy singled out Google’s chief executive, Eric Schmidt, describing his approach as “a bit creepy, frankly”. He also said that Google considered itself above governments: “When it comes to their attitude to their own censorship, their response is simply, ‘trust us’. That is what they actually state on their website: ‘Trust us’.”[…]

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