The Creepy Line

If you’ve never heard of it, some say, they have you where they want you...

The Creepy Line

Ex-Chief Executive of Google, Eric Schmidt, once told the media that Google goes “right up to the creepy line and [doesn’t] cross it.” What Schmidt was referring to was the line at which Google can or should involve itself in the public’s private life via data mining strategies and the like. The line comment really caught on and showed just how fearful the public was of boundary oversteps from companies such as Google. A website has even launched, thecreepyline.com, that can pinpoint just what Google and Facebook know about its users.

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