Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jan 2012 22:45 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google It really hasn't been Google's week. First the entire internet exploded because of some uninteresting nonsense regarding social networking (really internet?), but today something happened that's actually a bad thing and worth talking about: in Kenya, Google has been caught accessing the databases of a competing business, and offering Google's own product to the people in the database. Google has already apologised, and is currently investigating the matter.
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Do no evil
by sbergman27 on Fri 13th Jan 2012 23:09 UTC
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Kinda throws a wet blanket on the "Do No Evil" slogan when individuals can exploit that powerful concentration of collected data to do as they please.

I think Google, the company, is pure gold. But Google, the collection of individual employees? That has to be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Fortunately, other than my bank card number, no one could possibly have the slightest interest in my humble life-stream.

I've always found the realization of how unimportant I am to be oddly comforting. I've got plenty of nothing. And nothing's plenty for me.


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