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It's the New McNealy

August 5, 2010 8:07:08.352

Remember back when Sun's Scott McNealy said that "privacy is dead"? Well, Here's Google's Schmidt, saying the same thing:

"The only way to manage this is true transparency and no anonymity. In a world of asynchronous threats, it is too dangerous for there not to be some way to identify you. We need a [verified] name service for people. Governments will demand it."

Right, because expressing a particular opinion is always safe in all places. There's just no chance that you'll be targeted if you happen to be the lone (insert political persuasion here) surrounded by a sea of (insert opposing persuasion here).

Nope, in the fantasy land that Schmidt lives in, everyone is perfectly safe having all of their thoughts hanging out for all to see all the time. No reason to ever create an anonymous blog, or comment anonymously on someone else's post.

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posted by James Robertson

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