Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 23:13 UTC
Apple Well, this is an interesting double standard. Remember Apple's reaction to Palm trying to tap into iTunes? They were pretty pissed, right? Well, it seems that in Apple's world, it's not okay to access their services unauthorised, but when Apple needs to do the same to someone else's services, it's suddenly not a problem. As it turns out, Apple violated Facebook's terms of service, knowingly, and willingly.
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Hypocrisy?
by Zenpsycho on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 04:24 UTC
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2010-09-03

Isn't it a bit nonsensical to apply traditional interpersonal ethics to a corporation? Corporations are legally and ethically obligated to optimise shareholder profit by any means. The whole concept of the golden rule, and hypocrisy doesn't make any sense at all within that moral framework.

In addition, it's a bit fallacious to conflate Apple with Steve Jobs himself. As fascistic and totalitarian as Jobs is, he's only one guy and can't be personally involved in EVERY single little decision that apple makes, and even if he was involved, he would be bound by his legal obligations as the CEO of a corporation, regardless of whatever his personal views or ethics might be.

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