Conroy says Google 'creepy'Rodney 8 comments
The man who thinks its ok to search every laptop at the boarder for porn and wants packet inspection enforced on every internet connection in the country says that Google is invasive to privacy and "creepy".
In what is possibly the largest known case of "pot calling kettle", the man who wants Australia's entire IT infrastructure to be doused in Holy Water has come out and accused the American search giant of being invasive, creepy and unaccountable. Conroy has stated that he feels Google answer to no one and their motto of "Trust us" cannot be taken seriously.
"They consider that they are the appropriate people to make the decisions about people's privacy data and that they are perfectly entitled to drive the streets and collect as much private information by photographing over fences and collecting data information... This is probably the single greatest breach in the history of privacy."
Conroy's comments come after revelations that Google Maps now includes information collected about wifi nodes, including some private home networks which are broadcasting their information to the public. This information is of course readily available to anyone with a mobile phone and is, as per the concept of being broadcast to the public.... well, public.
The irony of Conroy insisting that the entire Australian public simply "trusts" him to filter our internet for us, with no accountability appears to be lost on him.
A cyncial person might mention that Google has been extremely critical of Senator Controy's internet filtering ideas and his policies in general. Senator Ludlam, from the Green Party and a vocal opponent of Conroy's internet filter, called him out on it, saying Conroy's speech was nothing more than a "10-minute tirade of corporate character assassination", designed to turn the public against Google.
Conroy has a history of viciously attacking his opponents, such as vindictive threats to force Telstra to be split into multiple companies, for not supporting his National Broadband