Google CEO backpedals on privacy promisesLast year, Google placated privacy-minded opponents of its DoubleClick acquisition with promises to create a new kind of Web browser "cookie," a file which keeps personally identifiable information about a website's users. Now that Google has swallowed DoubleClick, the online advertising company seems to have lost its interest in developing these so-called "crumbled cookies," the Financial Times reports. Google CEO Eric Schmidt that's because cookies are too complex for Google to deal with. "What we've discovered about cookies is that every question leads to a one-hour conversation," Schmidt said. Please, folks, be a little more understanding: It's not that Google doesn't want to answer difficult questions about privacy. They're just too busy.