Video: Google CEO on Street View
Here's the CNN clip with Google CEO Eric Schmidt's comments about the search giant's Street View application.
When asked by by CNN's Kathleen Parker whether a search on Google can lead someone straight to her door, Schmidt said, "We've decided not to cross that line."
And here's what's generated attention over the past couple days:
"So on Street View, we drive by exactly once. So you can just move."
The comment spurred criticism from privacy advocates who said Google's CEO may have said the comment in jest but that the firm needs to be more sensitive to user's privacy with their collection of data. Schmidt said in the clip Google retains information about users for up to 18 months. Post Tech wants to hear your take on the comments now that you've seen the clip.
Later, Schmidt said in a statement that he misspoke:
"As you can see from the unedited interview, my comments were made during a fairly long back and forth on privacy. I clearly misspoke. If you are worried about Street View and want your house removed please contact Google and we will remove it."
But the omission of that portion of the interview for some viewers sparked speculation Google had asked for it to be edited out. The firm denied that it did and CNN said in a statement Tuesday:
"Producers routinely make editorial decisions about what sound bites to include in their shows. In this case, the clip was posted on cnn.com and disseminated to other media outlets and was widely available."
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