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[5]: monopoly abuse
by Neolander on Sun 15th Jan 2012 08:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: monopoly abuse"
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All companies work for maximizing their income. Therefore, most companies will not hesitate to do anything evil (by our standards) if it can give them either more money or more control that can be used to sip more money.

Once you are aware of this, the main question becomes "is what this company is doing beneficial to me or people I like" ? Myself, I appreciate the "closed silos" argument given above and which you conveniently ignore : I really don't want a Facebook account, so I would appreciate it if I could have read-only access to the website by other means.

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