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Consumer Watchdog, a privacy advocacy group, is running a 15-second spot on a 540-square foot digital display in Times Square to promote a longer video the group made highlighting what it perceives to be Google's intrusions on privacy. Both the 15-second spot and the longer video feature a ghoulish caricature of Eric Schmidt driving an ice cream truck, offering "free ice cream" to children. All the while, he is taking their personal information, conducting full body scans -- and in the final, longer version of the video, scaring them with secrets he has gathered about their parents.
I thought the ad was very funny. Its a humorous depiction of Eric Schmidt and I thought some good points were made. I personally am not paranoid about privacy. But if I was I think I would best stay off the Internet, don't have credit cards, or a bank account. In fact don't even have a job or a cell phone. better still don't have a drivers license. I could go on, but I think I made my point. Privacy is dead! Its been dead since records started being stored on computers.