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[3]: Do no evil
by JLF65 on Sat 14th Jan 2012 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Do no evil"
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I didn't say that excused them, and certainly Google itself didn't feel it excused them... they were apologizing and trying to make things right with the people affected. They accepted responsibility for what their employees did... unlike many other companies we've seen in the news who feel that once a scapegoat is designated, the company is spotless.

Google isn't perfect, but they're miles ahead of the competition when it comes to responsible corporate actions. Most don't even feel that they've done any wrong so long as it makes the shareholders money. "The bottom line is the only consideration." It's been the corporate mantra for decades now.

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