Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Google May Not Be Evil, but It’s Also Not Trustworthy

Michael Hiltzik for the Los Angeles Times:

Then there’s its widely publicized corporate mantra, “Don’t Be Evil.” Leaving aside the phrase’s inherent condescension […] Cleland argues that as a moral standard, it’s not nearly as high-minded as it seems at first blush. After all, a company can engage in a lot of activity that’s harmful, craven, irresponsible, meretricious, reprehensible or even illegal without rising to the level of “evil.”

It isn’t just a Google thing: I wouldn’t trust any company with as much information as Google wants, and often collects.