If Schmidt thinks only evil-doers need or want privacy, he obviously has no understanding of the Fourth Amendment or the reasons behind it:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Schmidt reveals the same corporate attitude recently revealed by Sprint, who created a special portal for law enforcement to access their customer’s private information.
Fortunately, we can have all the advantages of google’s search engines without giving them any private information to save for the government: Scroogle. Here’s a screenshot of their homepage:
No cookies, no tracks, no government collaborators like Eric Schmidt.
I’ve been using Scroogle for quite a while now, and it works great for most searches. The only problem I’ve encountered is that you can’t limit your Scroogle search to a specific date range. Other than that, why increase the size of the government database?