Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th May 2013 21:33 UTC
Google Why does Google get so much credit in the technology industry? Why, despite the company's many obvious failings, do many geeks and enthusiasts still hold a somewhat positive view on the all-knowing technology giant? A specific talk at Google I/O this week provides the answer.
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RE: Comment by marcp
by zlynx on Mon 20th May 2013 04:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
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Hacker culture was [also] always about privacy, security and anonimity. Google isn't.
They pretend to be hacker-friendly just to make few more pennies out of the unsuspecting, clueless and naive newcomers.

Depends on which hacker culture you're talking about. The original timeshare systems written by hackers didn't have any permission controls, on purpose, so that everyone could read and edit everyone else's files.

And none of the original internet protocols included encryption. That was all added afterward.

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