The video itself is a little creepy; it portrays Schmidt as an ice cream man giving free ice cream to a bunch of unassuming kids, saying things like, "Hey Susie, I bet your daddy doesn't know Mommy's been Googling old boyfriends again." The video's message is clear, and at the end it encourages citizens to contact Congress in support of creating a "Do Not Track Me" list. I support online privacy, but I'm not sure I support these types of scare tactics. Check out the video for yourself after the break.
As concerns over Internet privacy mount, one anti-Google group has taken its message to the streets — literally.
As concerns over Internet privacy mount, one anti-Google group has taken its message to the streets — literally. Consumer Watchdog, which recently launched a campaign called "Do Not Track Me," made a video featuring an animated version of Google's CEO Eric Schmidt and is playing it on a Times Square billboard 36 times a day. The group, which alleges that Google has collected too much data via its Street View and Google Buzz features, among others, is asking Congress to limit Google's reach when it comes to gathering and storing personal data.