Google Names Larry Brilliant as Executive Director of Google.org

In this role he will work with the company’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to define the mission and strategic goals of Google’s philanthropy. Dr. Brilliant is a founder and director of The Seva Foundation, a Policy Advisory Council Member at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, and a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Kleiner-Perkin’s Pandemic and Bio-Defense Fund.

Google is the reason why the Echelon is a great tool for the American Intelligence and as you can see, they have a new approach on special operations (called now “philanthropy”).

Facts about electronic surveillance as presented by Google Watch: 

In the past, discussions about privacy issues and the web have been about consumer protection. That continues to be of interest, but since 9/11 there is a new threat to privacy – the US federal government. Google has not shown any inclination to declare for the rights of its users across the globe, as opposed to the rights of the spies in Washington who would love to have access to Google’s user data.

The privacy struggle, which includes both the old issue of consumer protection and this new issue of government surveillance, means that the question of how Google treats the data it collects from users becomes critical. Given that Google is so central to the web, whatever attitude it takes toward privacy has massive implications for the rest of the web in general, and for other search engines in particular.

Larry Brilliant is not the first person connected to the US intelligence as a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Kleiner-Perkin’s Pandemic and Bio-Defense Fund. Also Matt Cutts, a key Google engineer, used to work for the National Security Agency and as we speak Google hires more people with security clearances, so that they can peddle their corporate assets to the spooks in Washington.