“Don’t be evil, ” Google’s two founders, Larry web Page and Sergey Brin, famously proclaimed in the manifesto they published prior to their business went general public, in 2004. Avoiding wicked suggested a fairly low bar, nevertheless the vow itself—along using the founders’ boast that “our company methods are beyond reproach”—was an invite to locate contrary examples.
There has been lots of nominations, like the statement, in 2012, that Bing would monitor its clients’ Gmail missives, internet queries, and YouTube use, which had the consequence of assisting advertisers target potential prospects. (One headline proclaimed, “Google’s Broken Promise: the finish of ‘Don’t get Evil. Continue reading →