He might have been taken out of context, it won't be the first time that happened.
Isn't the internet moving towards the eradication of anonymity anyway? with all the social networking going on it does seem like natural evolution, and as he mentioned privacy can certainly be maintained even if anonymity is scarce.
You are not going to expect Google to be your privacy nanny or anonymity nanny.
You are the carer of your privacy and anonymity.
It appears that AT&T sees "Google-Verizon Internet plan 'reasonable'":