660 - Don't Be Evil

6th Jun 2012, 12:00 PM in Post-Hiatus
Don't Be Evil
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Tim 6th Jun 2012, 12:00 PM edit delete
Google's kinda been a bit of a dick recently.

Complicit with CISPA: https://plus.google.com/112352920206354603958/posts/Zp48oiuAYcC
Poking in on unsecured wireless networks: http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/05/14/us-google-wifi-idUSTRE64D60E20100514
Own everything you upload to Google Drive: http://www.jeremygibbs.com/2012/04/24/sticking-with-dropbox

It feels like that "don't be evil" motto they had a while back has been forgotten, and to be honest, I'm disappointed. Not surprised, just disappointed.

However, since I drew this comic, Google has done one thing which gets back some of my lost respect for them.

Warning Chinese people about when they're going to get censored searches: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120602/02512019184/google-cryptically-alerts-world-that-it-will-nudge-chinese-searchers-away-censorship.shtml
Basically shining a light on the Great Firewall of China so that the citizens of China can actually see it. Hopefully, they can put two and two together, and ask why they're getting blocked results on searches related to, say, Human Rights, or Tiananmen Square.

But Google's gonna have to do a little more than that in order to rebuild some of the trust I've lost in them.


Barreytor 6th Jun 2012, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
"Don't be evil! We are evil so you don't have to!"