Google (GOOG) is outraged by the National Security Agency’s (NSA) potential spying on the company and millions of its users.
Fox News reports that executive chairman Eric Schmidt said that it’s outrageous that the NSA is “looking between the Google data centers,” if the reports are true. He added that the U.S. government should try to achieve its missions without invading the privacy of Google users and this activity could be highly illegal.
The reports claim that the NSA collected phone records of about 320 million people despite the fact that they were only looking at 300 people who might be at risk. The NSA released a statement last week addressing these allegations by saying that all their activities are “in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.”
Schmidt added that the government does not have to look through every person’s personal life in order to catch the bad guys.