Google's Schmidt calls NSA spying "outrageous"

  • Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt responded to the reports about the NSA hacking reams of data from Yahoo and Google. 

    "It's really outrageous that the National Security Agency was looking between the Google data centers," he said. "The NSA allegedly collected the phone records of 320 million people in order to identify roughly 300 people who might be a risk. It's just bad public policy ... and perhaps legal."

    The agency's director general Keith Alexander mentioned that the NSA didn't break into databases since it would be "illegal" to do so. 

    Schmidt said the company has registered complaints with the White House, members of Congress and the NSA. 

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