Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2012 22:22 UTC
Google Interesting, if not inherently flawed, article by Farhad Manjoo. "Honan might be right that Google has violated its own definition of evil, but doesn't it matter that every one of its rivals also routinely violates Google's definition of evil?" I say flawed, because I value promises more than anything. Google has done things recently that break their initial promise. That sucks - there's no way around it. I do love Gruber's take, though: "It's not that Google is evil. It's that they're hypocrites. That's the difference between Google and its competitors." In other words, it's perfectly fine to be an evil scumbag company, as long as you're not claiming you're not. That's a rather... Warped view on morality.
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They are good enough for me
by reduz on Wed 4th Apr 2012 23:21 UTC
reduz
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2006-02-25

The deal is by far the best online services, a lot of investment in open formats, open APIs and open source and a lot of investment in research in exchange of harvesting your data of your choice for analytics and targeted ADs. If you specifically don't want Google to know something you just don't use it for that.

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