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And I hope you had a good fourth of July party because I don't think our American ambassador in Paris and his guest of -- France's Interior Minister.
Using the occasion to rip the go to ambassador at our country a new one.
Denouncing our alleged spying on France and other countries and let's just say.
Not the nicest terms that in the name of our friendship quoting here.
We always other -- outs has the -- and trust me to friends aren't the only ones ride.
It seems all Europeans are relishing the -- -- -- and Berlin protesters.
Marching in defensive -- snowed in saying dad isn't the problem all the -- he's revealed that's the problem.
Well which might explain why European regulators are finding Google a very big problem there fuming over Google's plans to collate customers' web search state.
From sites like Gmail and YouTube and create a sort of one stop shop -- user profile if you will for advertisers and if you being we have problems when these intrusions on the light just -- all these Europeans room.
Gadgets are damn near sacred rights and right now not good.
Not good at all because after the fireworks here.
But they're only getting more fire at -- over there to our former ambassador John Bolton -- market watcher John -- on why this is now.
-- global political and financial pain ambassador what do you think and how do you think -- spreading.
Well I think get what we're probably all shocked to learn that there's hypocrisy and you're.
-- the fact is that the United States shares an incredible amount of intelligence with all of the European governments.
They share some with us but by and large they are net beneficiaries so when you see.
Politicians taking cheap shots like that Interior Minister.
You know he he ought to know better there's a technical diplomatic term for a guy like that.
-- -- -- And I think I think I think that we need to take these protest in your.
-- a big grain of salt this is all for the home crowd.
And and it's not really sincere.
Well -- gives users a new set of of a French political official lecturing anyone on -- honesty is one thing but.
-- suited to your point about the fallout on our financial.
Credibility what do you think of that -- -- and whether this registers.
And impacts us in that sense.
No I don't think you will -- I don't think it will greatly affect Google and -- there are mad about how Google collects data and a matter about how long they're keeping data bit.
Look you put -- pillar of your own free will award congressional or I was fifteen and we used to make notes of how people and we've got certain.
Bond buys purchases together Google's doing the exact same thing they have to make money Google is the best in breed I don't think it's gonna affect -- very much.
-- John Harris I would respectfully different I can do that out because you're on a remote normally -- don't do that when you're here is you can beat me up so here's what I disagree that.
It's it's gonna slow down Google and Google's had a lot of problems just sort of making inroads as European officials in the -- of year old -- an ugly on on Google.
And this doesn't help matters -- whether it's justified -- -- will be.
No I don't that's a fair point I think it's very valid point I think it does slow down Google look this is about what ambassador said this about smoke and -- surprise surprise our countries about each other America just happened to get called it's been going on since revolutionary war.
There you have a lot of problems in the EU right now yeah point 7% unemployment in Spain.
They're looking to blame somebody who better to blame -- the evil empire and try to make hay of this and take the attention all of of their own problems at home.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well you know the Europeans are excellent at taking -- -- big political principle and using it to hide sheer crass commercialism so it wouldn't surprise me if they had some.
Economic motivation here but but I think it will.
Fade away I don't think there will be any political ramifications and look if there are.
Our answer is to stop cooperating on intelligence sharing -- certainly cut back with any country that really tries to go after -- -- to go after.
A company like Google that has participated in a legitimate US espionage activity.
When you say that does it mean we can't afford anymore surprise let's say every it's like to cast my tomato instructors gambling.
The what if we get more details that -- or they get more details that.
This was going on and far more widespread not just said the European Union offices in Washington at the United Nations but maybe an -- -- you know countries -- Well this depends obviously on what -- still has -- you know people in the intelligence community are very concerned that that he did get away with a lot of very sensitive information.
So as it comes out it could still -- Damaging but in terms of of fundamental damage to the political relationships with the Europeans I don't think so you know they're just a lot of these EU politicians who don't have a clue what their own intelligence services are doing.
What do you think as far as just.
You know the hot technology stocks you mention Google John but I'm I'm always wondering about those that do.
Have a lot of Americans a lot of folks across the globe using them.
Whether there's any -- is on the part of those uses even -- it's short lives.
And it does impact their bottom line or does affect how much they can sell their advertisers because there are fewer people.
Bob let's say using on these services.
Sort of like a silent.
Protests I don't think it's going to be a big enough effect among the bottom line like Google -- what -- -- billion dollars in cash that -- monster company I think you have some trepidation on some people.
But remember it's a matter of free will and that that's the only way that you're gonna have.
To be able to work only Internet Internet service -- so much of our lives that people are all right just -- Internet completely in Arizona have searched.
People realize it when you put several Internet.
It stays there it exists forever and it's your own free will to do this is not like -- -- coming in your house and stealing information from him.
Here's -- endured another distinction on vessel -- here -- -- -- on this idea that in Europe at least.
These devices are even more sacred than they are here for -- among young people's.
Cool what treasure them they're almost like a part of their of their their bodies.
And so they take.
Very very Adler adversely do this and I -- -- things on their own government.
Well it's possible but you know Scott -- -- what he was CEO of Sun Microsystems fifteen years ago.
Said and I quote there is no privacy on the Internet get used to it and the Europeans are just gonna have to grow up.
Now why aren't you just made few friends left and right ambassador necessarily feel good seeing you both.
Thank you a -- all right and yet here.
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