SXSW starts out with spotlight on security, as Google's Schmidt sounds off on NSA

Security figures to be a popular topic at South by Southwest this year, judging by the opening day remarks of Google's chairman.

  • "We were surprised" by the NSA revelations, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said during a Friday panel at South by Southwest with Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas.

  • Google chairman Eric Schmidt speaks on the NSA and other topics at South by Southwest on Friday.

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