Transparency - quotes

"Government needs to act to make information more transparent. ...reengineer their web system so it’s all out there so everybody can see it."

"We won't (and shouldn't) try to stop the faceless scribes of drivel, but we can move them to the back row of the arena."

"Ultimately our goal at Google is to have the strongest advertising network and all the world's information"

"We are, to be honest, quite secretive about what we do.”

“We cannot even answer the most basic questions because we don’t know enough about you. That is the most important aspect of Google’s expansion.”

"Within five years, 'truth predictor' software would “hold politicians to account...”

"Google is putting all these pieces together in an interesting and kind of scary way."

"It's all about harnessing supply and demand..."

"Selling ads doesn't generate only profits; it also generates torrents of data about users' tastes and habits..."

"Privacy is evaportating rapidly, but on the other hand the lack of privacy induces transparency."

"The goal was to make people forget they are using a browser"

"Google has long insisted that it has no plans to own or create content and that it is a friend, not a foe, of media companies..."

“Larry and Sergey believe that if you try to get everybody on board it will prevent things from happening..."

"As soon as you lose trust in Google, it's over for them."

"But my point is that to say Google is too powerful implies that users are somehow making a wrong choice."