Assange Says Google is Like a "Privatised NSA"

By Gary Cutlack on at

Julian Assange has vented some of his pent-up rage in Google's direction, using an interview to claim the search giant is akin to a "privatised version of the NSA" in the way it serially collates data about its users.

Showing a clear understanding of exactly how Google works, Assange explained: "It is collecting as much information about people as possible, storing it, indexing it, and using it to create profiles of people and then selling that to advertisers and others."

Assange stopped from accusing Google of doing anything illegal, though, saying he thinks it is all in fact legal. Reading between the lines, what he seems to be suggesting is that he's not using Gmail any more and is trying to get someone to get him an iPhone 6. [Sky News]