Government surveillance could ‘break the internet’

Written by on October 10, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

You have to worry when the internet’s biggest collector of tracking information for commercial means warns that government surveillance could break the internet.

But that’s exactly what happened and Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, was joined by executives from Microsoft and Dropbox special roundtable meeting with US Sen. Ron Wyden on Wednesday in Palo Alto.

Schmidt, who has been outspoken on the topic, pulled no punches with his assessment of how the spying scandal exposed by Edward Snowden has and will continue to impact Google and other tech companies.

The impact is “severe and is getting worse,” Schmidt said. “We’re going to wind up breaking the Internet.”

You can read the full story at CNet.

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