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-- back to Hannity now while the focus of the nation was on Boston last week lawmakers in the house passed what is called the cyber intelligence sharing and protection act.
The bill would essentially allow companies across the Internet to share the private information of their consumers with the federal government.
Now opponents of this measure say it is an invasion of privacy by the government luckily the legislation is being met with fierce resistance and opposition in the senate and may not be taken up but.
It does raise many concerns about another overreaching step by the federal government joining me now with reaction.
Two men in a little thing or two about the Internet authors of the brand new book the new digital age reshaping the future of people nations and business.
The executive chair of Google parchment and Google ideas idea direct -- ideas director.
-- called Mario good to see you both have picked and honored to feature a nexus -- -- -- overlook the fact that you have let's see you were on Obama's transition team you raise millions from donated millions and you know Rick I'll never forget that I don't understand as a business -- just one question on this.
As a business guy.
Obama and his class warfare rhetoric -- Bosnia.
What we -- we and I personally believe that you needed a government that reflects everybody.
And the fact of the matter is neither political party is doing a particularly good job of getting our country growing again you supported him I did and the heat to me and by the way you're Republican you're concerned.
So I like you -- half after apple app app.
-- Obama to meet Eric seriously because -- -- I'd love Google I love your story I think it is an inspiration for a lot of people.
I find his 1%.
Skin in the game patriotic duty stand in contrast that with a strong commitment to R&D spending that invests in the future of America.
A strong commitment to trying to get math education stronger these kinds of things matter you -- like stimulus money.
You -- not known as the lesser known of certainly not.
Because I I just think if we wouldn't.
And I know you came under criticism I actually thought was Smart that you make Smart business decisions and you have.
Corporations companies worldwide -- you go to where the tax benefits of more beneficial not Smart it's called being capped -- -- a capitalist turn it.
Let me let me ask you -- you recently went to and you disagree with your boss right that you're gonna have you got about our society apple won't get into.
I often say let's say he worked for the Bush Administration I know -- -- -- But let me tell you one thing about the Internet that fascinates me I love the fact that I can pull -- your name as I did before this interview and get a host of information.
You -- recently in Burma you recently in North Korea.
Do you believe in this book goes into details how this couldn't advance human kind and a lot of ways.
But yet these governments are resistant to allowing the Internet.
Into the country.
We'll remember that we're in a shift in empowerment.
Reading -- five billion people to this online conversation.
And that's great for medicine for education for commerce it makes the world a safer place getting -- people educated means a safer America.
The problem if you're a dictator.
Is getting an educated gives them choices they're gonna throw overthrow he was so force of the dictators are fighting us.
In Burma what's interesting now known as Myanmar is they decided to open up so will see how well they get through this transition in North Korea where we both were.
I don't know that they're gonna open it up or not because they understand that if the Internet shows up people and discover how corrupt regime -- You actually think that the Arab Spring in either one -- you can jump in here I'm not ignoring -- heart -- the Arab Spring you think ten years from now.
That the Internet impact of what happened there will work out in a more positive way.
Wolf the polls before Mubarak was out of power showed that about 70% of the population one ensure real law off.
How why do you think that the Internet would impact the views of the culture there.
Let's just say I've I think Egypt the day of the revolution and then one of the most startling things was you talk to young people on the street and you ask them why they were there.
Many of them said yeah I wasn't politically involved in the Mubarak shut down the Internet and shut down mobile phones and he made this relevant to me.
That's an aside but the point is.
When we look at Egypt when we look at the Arab Spring countries one of the conclusions we come -- is that revolutions will be easier to start but they're going to be harder to finish.
They're going to be harder to finish because technology raises expectations.
It makes -- in making accelerated.
But part of the reason some of these business groups have come to power is they were the only ones who were allowed to actually be organize under a single man dictatorship.
It would Erica they -- you with a one that said are you quoted somewhere saying that you believe the ten years from now the result is going to be different.
The -- of the internet's impact of all of that how well sure it is because people are going to have phones their expertise and going to be raised that whoever is this government if it's is that mr.
They're going to be held accountable in a way that the predecessor was not that you can -- in the in the indoctrination the culture of the -- that that people want Sharia law for medicinal absolutely -- I really do because people are curious.
And most people are good natured -- -- they've got somebody who's being radicalized -- being taught and he told this is the only way we'll hear on the Internet.
They've got another choice they can actually learn about it I'm gonna hold over for the next segment would mean some -- an update my audience on the Obama formally.
So we're gonna continue more than Eric -- trip had.
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