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Would You Like Your House Removed From Google's Street View?

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Does it disturb you that if somebody types your address into Google Maps, they can see your house?

Google CEO Eric Schmidt appeared on CNN's Parker Spitzer on Friday, and had a long back and forth about the subject, which included the issue of "Street View cars" that illegally gather emails and passwords while they scan neighborhoods.

During his CNN appearance, Schmidt made a comment that if people don't want photos of their homes snapped, they should "just move." The comment didn't make it into the Broadcast, but Schmidt's comment did not go unheard.

Here's what Schmidt had to say about it:

"As you can see from the unedited interview, my comments were made during a fairly long back and forth on privacy. I clearly misspoke. If you are worried about Street View and want your house removed please contact Google and we will remove it."

Google has commented that they plan to delete all illegal information they've obtained as soon as possible.

As far as houses are concerned, guess we'll see how responsive Google actually is to people who request their houses be deleted from Google Street View.

Do U want your house deleted from Street View? Or are U okay with it there?

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CNN Fires Rick Sanchez!

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We're sorry you lost your 8 p.m. timeslot on CNN to the new Parker Spitzer talk show, Rick, but you really should have practiced some better self control, or ANY at all!

Rick Sanchez flipped out during an interview on Pete Dominick's Sirius XM show, and he lashed out against CNN, as well as Jon Stewart, who regularly makes fun of him.

By the end of the interview, Sanchez had called Stewart a bigot, basically said that CNN is controlled by Jews, and said that CNN passed him over for a promotion because he's Latino.

Wow. That's just a lot of really big issues to address all at once.

Here are some of the ill-advised statements that he made during this interview…

First, against CNN:

"It's not just the right that does this. 'Cause I've known a lot of elite, Northeast establishment liberals that may not use this as a business model, but deep down, when they look at a guy like me, they look at a … they see a guy automatically who belongs in the second tier and not the top tier … White folks usually don't see it, but we do, those of us who are minorities … Here, I'll give you my example, it's this, 'You know what, I don't want you anchoring anymore. I really don't see you as an anchor, I see you more as a reporter. I see you more as a Jon Quinones.' You know, the guy on ABC. That's what he told me, he told me he saw me as Jon Quinones. Now, did he not realize that he was telling me, 'when I see you I think of Hispanic reporters?' 'Cause in his mind, I can't be an anchor, an anchor's what you give the high profile white guys."

On Jon Stewart:

"It happens all the time. I think to a certain extent, Jon Stewart and Colbert are the same way. I think Jon Stewart's a bigot … Yeah, I think he's a bigot … I think he looks at the world through his mom who was a schoolteacher and his dad who was a physicist, or something like that.

On Jewish people being a minority:

"Yeah, very powerless people. [laughs] He's such a minority. I mean, you know, please. What are you kidding? I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart. And to imply that somehow they, the people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority?"

You dug quite the hole for yourself there, Rick. Good luck getting out of that one!

What do U think about these intense claims by Rick Sanchez?

Update: Sanchez has just been fired!

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