The New Evil

UPDATE 1/5/12:
Interesting.  Asking Quora about Google’s evilness produces are number of good points.

  1. https://www.quora.com/What-are-examples-of-Googles-evil-behavior
  2. https://www.quora.com/Google/Is-Google-being-Anti-Competitive

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ORIGINAL POST:

This is a great summary of how much of a ridiculous pass Google gets in the public & the media.  Remember that all of these quotes were said publicly:

image“The Top Ten Things We Can’t Believe Eric Schmidt Ever Said”
Sam Biddle, Gizmodo – Jan. 21, 2011, 8:38 AM

Eric—it’s been great. We’re going to miss you as CEO of one of history’s most important and influential companies. But we’ll also miss you for the strange, creepy, absurd, and downright dumb things you’ve uttered. Below, our favorites:

  1. “One person’s definition of evil is another person’s different definition.”
  2. “One day we had a conversation where we figured we could just try and predict the stock market… and then we decided it was illegal. So we stopped doing that.”
  3. “More and more searches are done on your behalf without you needing to type. I actually think most people don’t want Google to answer their questions…They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next.”

(Read the other 7 quotes at:  http://read.bi/hlVkCA)

… and the crazy part is that my favorite jawdropper didn’t even make the list:

(This one did in fact catch fire requiring Google to effectively issue a retraction.)

For your reference, apparently, I’m not the only one that thinks so:

  1. GIZMODO:  Google’s Broken Promise: The End of “Don’t Be Evil
    http://gizmodo.com/5878987/its-official-google-is-evil-now
  2. WIRED:  Google is Evil
    http://www.wired.com/business/2012/06/opinion-google-is-evil/
  3. MAIN STREET:  Is Google Evil? 12 Incriminating Facts
    http://www.mainstreet.com/slideshow/smart-spending/technology/google-evil-12-incriminating-facts
  4. GAWKER: Google Under Investigation for Being Evil
    http://gawker.com/5814891/google-under-investigation-for-being-evil
  5. HUFFINGTON POST: Google Goes “Evil”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-green/breaking-google-goes-evil_b_676021.html
  6. BUSINESS INSIDER: Google Is Now Officially Evil
    http://www.businessinsider.com/google-is-now-officially-evil-2010-9
  7. AD WORDS, EVIL, AND GOOGLE HUBRIS:  The Evil Google Does
    http://www.googlehubris.com/
  8. SEARCH AND DESTROY:  Why You Can’t Trust Google Inc.
    http://searchanddestroybook.com/
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