Eric Schmidt is telling people with a straight face they can “just move” if they’re uncomfortable with the fact that Google photographed their home with Google Street View.
John Paczkowski at All Things D picked up on Schmidt’s comments yesterday. When we first saw Paczkowski’s post, we assumed Schmidt was joking. After watching the video, we see he’s semi-serious.
In Schmidt’s defence, he may have gotten thrown by the question. We think he was trying to say Google isn’t tracking you from home to home.
Considering a large part of Schmidt’s job seems to be talking about Google on TV and in conferences, he needs to fix this fast.
Update: Eric Schmidt issued a statement in response to furor: “As you can see from the unedited interview, my comments were made during a fairly long back and forth on privacy. I clearly misspoke. If you are worried about Street View and want your house removed please contact Google and we will remove it.”