Ask the Expert: What Google Knows

Q: “I just read a shocking article which stated that Google recently told a court that users should not expect privacy when using their services, and that if a user wants privacy, they should use another service. I love gmail and YouTube, but I’m scared about a huge corporation knowing so much about me. Should I be wary of using Google products?”

A: Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, once said the following: “Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.” If we’re talking about privacy, Google is very close to that line.