Feeds

Google's Schmidt satirised as privacy pervert

Run for your lives, kids. The ice cream man is coming!

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Eric Schmidt has been portrayed as a depraved privacy pervert by the US-based ConsumerWatchdog.org, which is running an advert in New York’s Times Square that mocks the Google boss.

The ads are part of CW’s campaign that calls on Congress to bring in a national “Do Not Track Me” list.

CW, which routinely grumbles about Google, splurged cash on a huge digital billboard to promote the animated vid that ridicules Schmidt’s much-derided attitude toward consumer privacy.

“We’re satirising Schmidt in the most highly-trafficked public square in the nation to make the public aware of how out of touch Schmidt and Google are when it comes to our privacy rights,” said CW president Jamie Court.

“America needs a ‘Do Not Track Me’ list and Google is Exhibit A in the case for it.”

We at Vulture Central presume that such a list, if enacted, won’t be published online and available to search for via, well, Google.

The ad itself portrays an avatar of Schmidt driving an ice cream van while creepily spying on kids.

Cheerily, the not-for-profit group has uploaded the vid onto YouTube. El Reg guesses this means CW wanted to attack the enemy from within its own terror camp. Or something. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.