Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Mar 2013 11:12 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google "Google contributed $25000 to honor the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission while the company was under investigation by the agency for antitrust violations, Senate records show. Google donated the money to Common Sense Media, a San Francisco-based advocacy group that gave FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz an award for his work in developing policies to help children, according to a January disclosure report." I'm totally sure this is just a coincidence.
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What else is new?
by moondevil on Fri 1st Mar 2013 15:05 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Google is a corporation like many others, the "Do no evil" is only PR.

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RE: What else is new?
by No it isnt on Fri 1st Mar 2013 19:10 in reply to "What else is new?"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

"Don't be evil", from what I've read, was about how ads are displayed on the search page (separate from search results, in contrast to some earlier popular engines). It's never actually used in PR.

I'm not sure how donating to a non-profit could be considered evil, except of course if it is with the intent of bribing someone else. Which may or may not be the case here.

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RE: What else is new?
by JAlexoid on Fri 1st Mar 2013 19:37 in reply to "What else is new?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

That's "Don't be evil".

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RE: What else is new?
by Treza on Fri 1st Mar 2013 22:25 in reply to "What else is new?"
Treza Member since:
2006-01-11

I guess there is a difference between "Don't be evil" and "Be honest".

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