Looks like the State Department ain’t happy with Google chairman’s decision to join Bill Richardson on a trip to North Korea:

The reason for the trip has not yet been revealed, but reports say it is part of a humanitarian mission led by US politician Bill Richardson.

State department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said: “We don’t think the timing of this is particularly helpful.”

Ms Nuland added that Mr Schmidt and Mr Richardson were “well aware” of the US government’s views.

Why Schmidt would even want to go to North Korea, I have no idea, but hey, knock yourself out. Maybe make sure Uncle Jang Song-thaek knows how to turn the SafeSearch filter off while you’re up there.