Eric Schmidt says Google’s data is now protected from any kind of government snooping
During the course of his speech at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) event on Friday, Google's Eric Schmidt talked about the government's surveillance methods; and said that Google's data is now protected from any kind of government snooping.
The statement made by Schmidt at the SXSW event came against the backdrop of National Security Agency (NSA)'s spying efforts, user security and privacy, and Google's response to the documents leaked by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
While addressing the audience at the event, Schmidt said that he himself was surprised over the NSA's violation of Google's security, and the agency's consequent collection of the personal information of Google's users.
Drawing a parallel between the government's invasion of Google's user data that of a Chinese attack which took place in 2010, Schmidt talked about how the security violation by the government had affected the company, and how such snooping attempts affects the public at large.
Tackling the government spying issue from the perspective of Google users' data in particular, Schmidt said that the company has taken necessary measures to ensure that such spying can be avoided in the future; and added: "We're pretty sure that the information inside of Google is now safe from everybody, including the U. S. government."
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