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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by marcp on Thu 5th Apr 2012 09:17 UTC
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Google is pretty damn bad and they had already shown it.

Apart from that, we should take catchphrases like "don't be evil" with a grain of salt.
Big corps tend to do bad things, even if they say otherwise. It is just an inherent nature of multinational, global, huge organisations. You can't avoid that, so you need to watch their hands and make sure that you always have the other way to go for yourself.

Personally I don't use Google/products at all. I don't even use Youtube. I simply cut the whole "Google" crap out of my internal network. Too many weird stuff from Google tries to invade my privacy.

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