Candy from strangers, Kool-Aid from Jim Jones…
…ice cream from Google.
ConsumerWatchdog.org has launched a viral video against Internet tracking, by lampooning Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt. Schmidt stars as the creepy ice cream salesman offering free “ice cream” (and full body scans) to unsuspecting children. “They should know there’s no such thing as free ice cream!” snickers Schmidt. Ironically, the video is being broadcast on Google’s own YouTube and on the Jumbotron in New York’s Times Square.
Video, “Don’t be Evil?” at YouTube, 9/2/2010
Read more about the ad campaign on CNet.