Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 20:52 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google "It's never the offence; it's the cover-up. And if there's one thing that the last few years have taught us, it's that the suggestion of a 'rogue' worker having acted alone to do something which led to an intrusion is never correct. There has to be a failure of management oversight as well. That's why Google is in such hot water now over the revelations contained in the Federal Communications Commission report into what went wrong with its Street View Wi-Fi data collection program." What a total and utter surprise: company does bad stuff, tries to cover it up. Sometimes I think I'm the only person in the world who grasps that companies - they are not to be trusted. This really isn't rocket science, people.
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RE[3]: nothing illegal
by cfgr on Thu 3rd May 2012 17:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: nothing illegal"
cfgr
Member since:
2009-07-18

Not true. For example, according to the law it's OK to be an asshole and shout at funerals (like that Westboro Baptist church/lawyer cult). But just because that's legal, it doesn't make it ethical all of a sudden. The law simply has to define a boundary in a grey zone and must err towards innocent until proven guilty. One of the consequences is that unethical assholes walk free, but that's the price you pay for freedom.

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RE[4]: nothing illegal
by Tuishimi on Thu 3rd May 2012 17:56 in reply to "RE[3]: nothing illegal"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I did not say law encodes ALL ethics.

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RE[5]: nothing illegal
by cfgr on Thu 3rd May 2012 18:10 in reply to "RE[4]: nothing illegal"
cfgr Member since:
2009-07-18

I did not say law encodes ALL ethics.

But with this statement, you undo your previous argument for "not illegal = not unethical" as the predicate is no longer true. Or I just missed your point entirely ;)

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RE[5]: nothing illegal
by kwan_e on Thu 3rd May 2012 23:38 in reply to "RE[4]: nothing illegal"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

I did not say law encodes ALL ethics.


Law compresses ethics using a lossy algorithm, the most lossy of which is patented by the MPEG-LA. Google tried to popularize the competing LawM, but has failed to achieve the same amount of lossy compression and is still inefficient at getting out of court settlements.

Meanwhile, the TSA, FBI, NSA and CIA have developed algorithms to encrypt the law in an effort to protect by making sure no one knows what it is.

Edited 2012-05-03 23:41 UTC

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