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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RE: Do no evil
by Soulbender on Sat 14th Jan 2012 03:39 UTC in reply to "Do no evil"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Kinda throws a wet blanket on the "Do No Evil" slogan


I think that ship sailed long ago.
Only the most gullible and blue-eyed person would ever think that slogan meant anything.

individuals can exploit that powerful concentration of collected data to do as they please.


Sure but on the other hand it's impossible to completely prevent abuse. The fact that some idiotic employees did something incredibly stupid doesn't necessarily reflect badly on google the company,

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