Google’s Schmidt disappointed at Web reach

At an annual Israeli conference sponsored by President Shimon Peres, Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt highlighted how only a small part of the world’s population has access to the Internet.

At the conference, Schmidt focussed on how most people aren’t benefiting from technology’s advances over the past few years, noting that less than one-third of the world’s population has internet access.

“The World Wide Web has yet to live up to its name,” he said. “Technology does not produce miracles, but connectivity, even in modest amounts, changes lives.”

Schmidt also said that Google grew into a massive technology company “with its goal of making information accessible to the masses.”

According to an AP report, while in Israel Schmidt also met with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom he discussed possible cooperation regarding defence against cyber-attacks.

Read the full story at: Cnet.

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