Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jan 2012 21:11 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google Fascinating. After the whole Mocality story, we were greeted by another story of Google misconduct. This time, it's OpenStreetMap, which claims that users connecting from the same Google IP addresses in India as in the Mocality incident are vandalising OpenStreetMap data. Google has confirmed to ReadWriteWeb that two contractors acting on their own behalf while on the Google network were responsible. Another, less serious instance of Google misconduct, perhaps, but OpenStreetMap's handling of this issue does smell fishy.
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Meaning...?
by bowkota on Tue 17th Jan 2012 23:41 UTC
bowkota
Member since:
2011-10-12

This and the Mocality incident are still peanuts compared to the kind of stunts Apple and Microsoft pull and have pulled


Care to elaborate on that? What Apple stunts compare to the recent Mocality and other incidents? Not even going to bring Skyhook into this.
I don't recall Apple involved in a similar situation.

Maybe what you meant was that Apple's actions in other matters have been just as immoral as the ones by Google. If so, then that's clearly a personal and speculative argument on your part and should be stated in your conclusion.

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RE: Meaning...?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 00:11 in reply to "Meaning...?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

What Apple stunts compare to the recent Mocality and other incidents?


Apple abuses software patents to stifle competition and bully other companies. Software patents are the biggest threat to the technology industry, and Apple wielding them like they do is despicable.

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RE[2]: Meaning...?
by Hiev on Thu 19th Jan 2012 00:46 in reply to "RE: Meaning...?"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

No, you are deadly wrong, Apple is being a dick, but is a legally dick, what Google has been acused to do is illegal, so, no way to compare.

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RE[2]: Meaning...?
by jared_wilkes on Thu 19th Jan 2012 02:34 in reply to "RE: Meaning...?"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Has anyone ever been fired for believing they have enforceable IP? Probably, I guess.

I would think a firing offense even within the company perpetrating the offense is generally worse than anything that you are opposed to based on personal philosophy/ideology.

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