Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has criticized the NSA because the government agency tapped international data cables to conduct surveillance on hundreds of millions of people. Schmidt registered formal complaints against the NSA, President Barack Obama, and Congress.
“It’s really outrageous that the National Security Agency was looking between the Google data centers, if that’s true. The steps that the organization was willing to do without good judgment to pursue its mission and potentially violate people’s privacy, it’s not OK,” stated Schmidt in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “The Snowden revelations have assisted us in understanding that it’s perfectly possible that there are more revelations to come.”
Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor, recently revealed how the NSA taps Google and Yahoo! data centers to collect data.