Schmidt hits the fan over NSA googling Google

The chairman of Google (tick: Ogle) has hit out at the National Security Agency (NSA) for allegedly going through its datacentres with a fine tooth comb looking for nits.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, he said the behaviour of the NSA was “outrageous”.  

Google has stamped its tiny feet and complained to NSA, to the president of the USA, and to the US Congress, the WSJ said.

But the NSA hit back at Schmidt in a statement saying that everything it does takes account of laws and regulations. Schmidt is doing a grave disservice to the USA and to US allies.

Schmidt is in Hong Kong and told the WSJ correspondent that it had no plans to expand again in China because of censorship.